Nerve Pain

Just Say No to the Shingles Vaccination!

…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…

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Supplement Treatments for Neuropathy

…form of thiamine (vitamin B1), has been shown to reduce pain and improve nerve conduction velocity. Benfotiamine works by blocking three of the major biochemical pathways that damage blood vessels and nerves, which can lead to pain and numbness in the extremities. The usual dose of benfotiamine…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

…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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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…

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A Diabetes Success Story

…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…

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Achieve Acute and Chronic Pain Relief Naturally

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

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Say Goodbye to Sciatica

…Meriva was as effective as 1,000 mg of acetaminophen in relieving pain. The suggested dose of Meriva for 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…

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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.…

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Eradicate Pain With High-Intensity Laser Therapy

…as a treatment for pain. High-intensity laser produces a particular wavelength of light that penetrates deep into affected tissues, where it increases blood flow, boosts cellular metabolism, reduces inflammation, and has an analgesic effect on nerve endings, which alleviates pain. We use it at the…

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Treating Shingles Naturally

…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…

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Beyond Meningitis—Why I Don’t Recommend Steroid Shots

…relieving back pain. Chiropractic manipulations can also restore spinal alignment, increase mobility, and decrease pain. Plus, massage relaxes muscle strain and spasm, which are common causes of back pain. Now it’s your turn: Have you found a natural solution for relieving pain? You May Also…

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Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

…Topical Capsaicin for Pain Relief Another health benefit of capsaicin is pain relief. Applied topically, capsaicin works by depleting “substance P,” a neuropeptide produced by the nerves that carry pain sensations (the “P” actually stands for pain). Ointments containing…

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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…lesion that was operated on was not the reason for the patient’s pain. Other causes of failed back surgery syndrome include nerve irritation, muscle strains, or injuries to bones or ligaments. If the source of your pain is not in your spine, having surgery on a disc is unlikely to make any…

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