For the best pain control, you must first have an accurate assessment of the type of pain and likely causes.
Anybody who suffers from neuropathy and it’s related forms of chronic pain such as shingles, pinched nerves in the spine, or even spinal stenosis understands what a challenge finding the best pain control can be.
But what too many physicians and patients very often fail to understand is that early and active intervention to make a dramatic difference in patient outcome.
Let’s take for example back pain. It is been known for years that under-treated acute back pain can lead to prolonged episodes of pain and disability.
Neuropathy is often times the same because of early on the symptoms are minimized or blown off by both patients and doctors alike.
One thing that even too many physicians fail to understand is that different body parts generate different pain signals and this requires often times multiple and even separate forms of treatment.
For example the pain that is produced when a nerve is damaged is distinctly different from the pain from Norcott scraper, even a surgical scar.
Because these are two different problems, they often times need to be treated differently.
One of the key things to understand about neuropathic pain is that it does often respond well to various forms of electric nerve stimulation. This is why so many find relief with our NDGen at home and in the clinic.
By contrast, pain due to bruises, scars, and cuts etc. do not always respond to direct neurostim (nerve stimulation) and other treatment modalities, such as ultrasound and laser maybe much more effective.
So this is why it’s very important that your clinicians make an accurate assessment as to the type of pain you may have and what the likely causes actually are for best pain control.
The longer a pain pattern sets in the more difficult it becomes to treat.
This is why we strongly recommend active and early intervention especially in painful disorders like neuropathy, shingles and even acute back pain.
The longer you wait or put off the appropriate treatment the more difficult it will become to manage and find the best pain control.
In reality, far more difficult than it needs to be.
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Laser has been around since about 1960 or so when a now famous scientist produced these “focused light beams” in the laboratory. Laser treatments in some forms have actually been used in medicine for many years.
Now, lasers are everywhere, everything from CD Players, printers and measuring devices to military weapons. I’m sure you may even have seen a few of your own! These ultra focused light beams can be used at high intensity to seal tissue, aid surgeons dentists and dermatologists in their daily work with patients. And at lower intensity, they have had applications in pain and neuropathy treatment for some time too.
So what does laser have to do with neuropathy and pain treatment? Well, it could be that laser treatments are the “missing link” in some forms of neuropathy and pain treatment! One of our basic attempts in neuropathy and pain treatment is to do whatever can help safely and effectively boost our cells use of “energy”. Well, along with proper nutrition and electrotherapy, laser may aid energy production in damaged nerves. The way this may happen is fascinating, but way beyond the scope of this column.
No treatment works 100 percent of the time. And that is a key point to remember. Nowhere is this more apparent than in laser treatments for neuropathy. Even amongst laser treatment experts there’s often disagreement as to what makes good neuropathy and pain treatment. But some techniques and equipment are proving very effective while others are a complete waste! And this is exactly why we now have so many types of laser treatments available.
This even includes an home laser treatments you can actually sleep with to improve your laser treatment results for pain and perhaps wound healing as well.
The good news is more experience and research including our own is helping us find even better laser treatments than we have available today!
Always remember though, our team members go to great lengths every day to be sure we are up to date in the latest, and best forms of laser treatment for you and your family!
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Peripheral neuropathy affects virtually every patient differently.
Some neuropathy patients suffer strictly from nerve pain, some have issues with numbness and still others have issues with mobility or some combination of symptoms.
Any neuropathy symptom can make functioning and carrying on a normal life virtually impossible.
While your pain may make any kind of physical activity the furthest thing from your mind, a good clinician can greatly increase your potential for rehabilitation. Your neuropathy does not have to be a life sentence.
Who Should See A NeuropathyDR Specialty Clinician
If you suffer from any of these issues:
· Weakness or numbness
· Increased nerve sensitivity
· Abnormal gait when you walk
· Decreased endurance
· Limited range of motion
· Difficulty keeping your balance
· Problems with bracing yourself
· Joints that are stiff or contracted
A good therapist, chiropractor or osteopathic physician may be able to help you. Clinicians who specialize in treating neuropathy patients, like our NeuropathyDR® therapists and chiropractors will have a strong knowledge base when it comes to addressing whatever your particular neuropathy symptoms happen to be.
What To Expect
We will do a complete history and physical and find out where you need the most assistance and what course of treatment will work best for you. Therapy can be a crucial step to increase the likelihood of rehabilitation from your peripheral neuropathy.
Be sure to find a physical therapist with expertise in treating neuropathy patients. A good physical therapy specialist will be able to develop a treatment regimen that won’t make your neuropathy symptoms worse.
One thing to remember – in order for your insurance to pay for therapy treatment, you will more than likely need a prescription from your treating physician. Ask if there are any NeuropathyDR® therapists in your area or go online and find one yourself.
Therapy Treatment Options
Some Clinicians will attack your particular issues directly or they may opt to work indirectly and work around the underlying problem to first address whatever your particular deficits may be. If you have balance issues, they may work to build your muscle strength and allow you to be more grounded.
Every patient is different. What worked for one may not work for the next. A good Clinician will take the time to fully understand your particular issues and prescribe a treatment regimen that addresses the areas where you need the most assistance and that will show the best opportunity for improvement.
If you’ve never been to a therapist, you may not really understand what they do. Here are some basic treatment techniques used in a therapy regimen that might help you:
· Soft tissue manipulation techniques
· Peripheral and/or spinal mobilization
· Thermal treatments
· Electrical stimulation
· Near infrared phototherapy
· Balance systems
· Individualized therapeutic exercise
· Functional activities
Seeing an expert NeuropathyDR Clinician can give you a chance at a positive outcome and improve your ability to function normally. Give yourself every opportunity to get your life back and live beyond your peripheral neuropathy and chronic pain issues.
We hope you found this information helpful and you take steps today to find a NeuropathyDR® practitioner in your area. Be an informed patient.
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The minute you injured you back, your life changed forever…
The constant pain…
The loss of mobility…
The inability to live a normal life.
You wanted so desperately to feel normal again you agreed to back surgery.
And your pain is worse than ever.
If you’ve undergone back surgery and you’re still suffering from
–Dull, aching pain in your back and/or legs
–Abnormal sensitivity including sharp, pricking, and stabbing pain in your arms or legs
–Peripheral neuropathy and the symptoms that go with it – numbness, tingling, loss of sensation or even burning in your arms and legs
You could have “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome” or “FBSS”.
You’re not alone. Back surgeries fail so often now they actually have a name for the condition patients develop when it happens. As back pain experts, NeuropathyDR® clinicians see patients like you almost every day.
What Exactly Is “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”?
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is what the medical community calls the chronic pain in the back and/or legs that happens after a patient undergoes back surgery.
Several things can contribute to the development of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. It can be caused by a herniated disc not corrected by the surgery, swelling or a “mechanical” neuropathy that causes pressure on the spinal nerves, a change in the way your joints move, even depression or anxiety.
If you smoke, have diabetes or any autoimmune or vascular disease, you have a much higher chance of developing Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
If you do have any of these conditions, think long and hard before you agree to back surgery.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
You know you don’t want another surgery and who could blame you? You’ve already been through the pain of surgery and recovery only to be in worse shape than you were before the surgery.
The good news is that there are some excellent alternatives to surgery. One of the best places to start is with your local NeuropathyDr® specialist.
NeuropathyDR® clinicians have a treatment protocol is often perfect for treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
Hallmarks of for the chronic back pain associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome are:
–Therapeutic massage to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to relax the muscles and eliminate “knots” in the muscles that can cause or contribute to your back pain and other symptoms.
–Manual therapy to restore motion to the vertebrae, alleviate pressure and get your spine and muscular system back into proper alignment.
–Yoga and other low impact exercises to aid in relaxation, pain management and alleviating stress and depression.
–Proper nutrition to help your body heal itself. This is especially important if you have diabetes or some other underlying illness that could be contributing to your peripheral neuropathy.
All of these are components of the NeuropathyDR® treatment protocol.
The right combination of these treatment approaches in the hands of a knowledgeable health care provider, well versed in the treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, can be an excellent alternative to yet another surgery.
If you’re tired of living with the pain and don’t want to go under the knife again, contact your local NeuropathyDR® specialist to see if their exclusive protocol for treating chronic back pain, peripheral neuropathy and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome will work for you.
You’ll leave us wishing you had made the call sooner.
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Could Meditation be an Effective Home Treatment for Chronic Neuropathic Pain?
Meditation is a free wellness tool that you can use anytime and anywhere. And it’s not as complicated as you might think.
It might surprise you to hear that meditation can be an effective home treatment for chronic neuropathic pain. Maybe it doesn’t seem like something that would be an accepted neuropathy treatment, like medications or other traditional approaches to chronic pain.
In fact, there is a type of meditation that is actually considered to be evidence-based. In other words, multiple studies have looked at this method and seen positive results for chronic pain. A program called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been used in many renowned hospitals and medical centers, incorporating a type of mindfulness meditation that focuses on noticing thoughts and sensations without judgment.
There are books and tapes available about this program, but you don’t even need that kind of specialized training to begin using meditation for wellness on your own. All you need is to understand why mindfulness meditation works with chronic pain.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, who developed this evidence-based program, says that when we have chronic pain, there are two things that make us suffer: the physical pain itself, and our thoughts and emotions about the pain that intensify what we are feeling. Our story about the awfulness or unbearableness of the pain builds a layer of tension around it, like wearing a shirt with a collar that’s too tight.
Meditation lets us change the way we feel ABOUT the pain, so that we can be more relaxed and accepting of it. That way, we can experience peacefulness even when physical pain is present.
Those are the reasons why meditation can be an effective home treatment for chronic neuropathic pain. Soon, we’ll discuss some different ways to meditate and how you can find the method that works best for you.
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Stopping Chronic Pain
Do you know that approximately one fourth of the entire population of United States suffers from some form of chronic pain?
Did you also know that over half of these are related to neuropathic pain, that is conditions like chemotherapy neuropathy, shingles, diabetic neuropathy and genetic neuropathy like CMT?
Of course there are millions worldwide who suffer from painful diseases and conditions like disc herniations, arthritis, failed back surgery, arachnoiditis, fibromyalgia, the list just seems to go on and on. Unfortunately, for all these conditions there is not a one-size-fits-all answer.
Treating chronic pain requires significant expertise and patience on the part of providers.
I have to laugh at the email that’s been going around this week that is the “magic neuropathy cure”. In this video the narrator talks as if all neuropathy is the same and ‘all will be fine if you just purchase this magic pill. It’s so top-secret the government is about to shut it down’.
Definitely reminds me of the snake oil salesman from the 1800s’.
But, you know better and that’s why you continue to read our articles, listen to our radio shows and watch our videos now more than ever before. Over 20,000 NEW patients per month find us on the web and many more are choosing the solutions our clinicians have to offer.
This is precisely because the more they read listen watch they understand that stopping chronic pain requires a team effort. It requires a stepwise improvement in habits, self-care, treatment approaches, medication adjustments or eliminations and so much more! You’re off your clinician stands above the rest, and her focus is only on you and getting you the very best care possible.
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