Can Vitamin D Help Relieve the Symptoms of Neuropathy?

Over the last decade, several studies have explored the link between vitamin D deficiency and increased pain in patients with chronic pain syndromes, depression and neuropathy. In a 2008 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, restoring vitamin D levels to normal range in type 2 diabetics with peripheral neuropathy resulted in a 40-50% decrease…

Physical Therapy with Neuropathy

Any chronic pain condition, such as neuropathy, can have a negative impact on quality of life. Typically, patients in chronic pain become less active, a natural, protective reaction. As you activate damaged peripheral sensory and/or motor nerves, the brain sends signals of distress. But as a patient becomes less active, other health concerns begin to appear,…

Important Considerations Regarding Prescription Medications and Neuropathic Pain

Not all patients with neuropathy need powerful pain medication to treat their symptoms. In most cases, doctors will try other forms of treatment before progressing to opioids, a type of narcotic drug that works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. Opioids, such as codeine, oxycodone,…

Could an anti-inflammatory diet help with your neuropathy symptoms?

Anti-inflammatory diets are based on the general concept that constant or out-of-control inflammation in the body leads to ill health, and that eating to avoid constant inflammation promotes better health and can ward off disease. Generally, in the absence of injury to your body, most inflammation begins in your stomach.  Studies of the microbiome show…