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Signs You May Have Neuropathy

neuropathy pain relief Nov 05, 2020

Neuropathy — also called peripheral neuropathy — is nerve pain that occurs when one or more peripheral nerves are damaged or injured. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system). Peripheral nerves carry signals from the brain and transmit them to other areas of the body — the hands, feet, arms, legs, face and internal organs. Damaged or dysfunctional peripheral nerves can cause you to feel pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and loss of motor skills in different areas of the body. 

 

There are three types of peripheral nerves that could be affected by neuropathy:

  • Sensory nerves responsible for receiving and processing touch, temperature, pain, and texture sensations from the skin
  • Motor nerves that control movement and muscle function
  • Autonomic nerves that are responsible for internal organ functions like breathing, heart rate, blood pressure,...
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The First Steps to Take If You’re In Pain

pain relief Nov 02, 2020

If you’re currently living with chronic pain, you may feel like your entire life revolves around pain. Without treatment and management, pain can control almost all aspects of our lives and affect our abilities to concentrate and work productively in a job for eight hours, exercise, or spend a carefree evening out with friends.

 

If you’ve been managing chronic pain alone up until now, you may not know all the options you have available to find pain relief. Below, we’ve outlined the first steps you should take if you’re ready to get on the pathway to treat chronic pain and find long-term relief.    

1. Document Everything You Know About Your Pain

In order to help your doctor and guide future treatments, it may be helpful to document as much information as you can about your pain. Find a journal where you can record:

 

  • The location of pain
  • The movement of pain — does it travel, radiate or remain localized?
  • The severity and...
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