Nerve Pain

Prolotherapy: Pain Relief That Lasts

…pressure on the discs (the pads of protective cartilage between the vertebrae) and nerves exiting the spinal cord. This results not only in pain in the lower back, but also, depending on which nerves are pinched, pain radiating into the buttocks or legs. Loose ligaments can cause problems anywhere in…

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Achieve Acute and Chronic Pain Relief Naturally

…chronic pain relief. Another powerful nutritional supplement for acute and chronic pain relief is capsaicin, which comes from cayenne pepper. It’s been used therapeutically for centuries. Capsaicin works by depleting “substance P,” a neuropeptide produced by the nerves that carry pain sensations…

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Say Goodbye to Sciatica

pain relief is 1,500–2,000 mg once or twice a day. Some physicians prescribe analgesics, muscle relaxers, and nerve pain medications for sciatica, but I discourage their use—unless they’re applied topically. When specially prepared compounds of these drugs are rubbed into the skin over a painful

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Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

…muscles also tend to be low in phosphate-rich molecules that are essential for energy production. Finally, some muscle dies off with age, as the nerves going to the muscle tissue are lost. As a result, it is estimated that muscle mass decreases by 15 to 20 percent between the ages of 30 and 80. Sarcopenia’s…

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Treating Shingles Naturally

…numbness, tingling or itching on one side of the head or body along the nerve lines and eventually progresses into a blistering, oozing, painful rash. Many folks are also plagued with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)—unrelenting nerve pain that can linger for years after an initial shingles attack. PHN symptoms…

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Supplements to Defeat Diabetic Neuropathy

If you or someone you know is dealing with diabetic neuropathy, you are aware just how painful and debilitating this condition can be. The numbness, discomfort, and loss of sensation in the extremities isn’t just inconvenient—it can cause real problems. Fortunately, several supplements are effective…

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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…musculoskeletal surgery can result in short- or long-term pain relief, as with so many things in life, there are no guarantees. Improvements in function are also not a certainty. Scar tissue that forms as part of the healing process can limit flexibility. If nerves are damaged during the operation, sensation and…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

…(damage to nerves and nerve function) is a common diabetes complications. This insidious, progressive condition is related in large part to the impaired circulation that most people living with diabetes experience. Impaired circulation causes inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the nerve tissues…

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Just Say No to the Shingles Vaccination!

…have to be vaccinated to prevent one case of shingles, and 1,087 would need to be treated to prevent one case of postherpetic neuralgia (lingering nerve pain after an initial attack)—at a cost of $150–$300 per shingles vaccination. Of course, you should make up your own mind, but I can tell you that…

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Treat Diabetic Complications

…pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation in her feet, and she could barely get around on her own. After hitting rock bottom, Roxann came to my clinic…

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A Diabetes Success Story

…pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation in her feet, and she could barely get around on her own. After hitting rock bottom, R.B. came to the Whitaker…

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