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Take Control of Your Neuropathy Symptoms

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Neuropathy is an ongoing condition that requires patients to find the best ways for managing both the pain and the practical problems that occur when nerves sustain damage. Although neuropathy can be a troubling condition, a proactive approach to wellness can help patients to keep symptoms in check and prevent further disability.

1 – Massage Affected Areas
Giving areas of the body that are affected by neuropathy a gentle massage throughout the day can help to stimulate circulation and aid in pain relief.

2 – Understand Your Medications
Spend time with your physician discussing the medications he or she prescribes so that you understand what they do and the best ways to utilize them.

3 – Get Out of the House
Although neuropathy pain may make you feel like staying home, get out of the house on errands or with friends to prevent depression and focusing on painful symptoms.

4 – Eat Healthy Foods
Ensure that whole grains, lean meats, dairy products, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables are part of your diet every day. If you are diabetic, learn to manage your blood sugar levels successfully.

5 – Alternative Therapies
When pain medications do not provide lasting relief, many physicians recommend alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and meditation to aid in reducing pain and managing depression.

6- Improve Your Sleep Quality
Getting a good night’s sleep can help patients feel better during the daylight hours and make it more likely to manage their discomfort more successfully.

A few tips to help improve the amount and quality of the sleep you get each night:

  1. Avoid stimulating foods before bed. These include coffee, tea, alcohol and cola drinks, as well as heavy foods that may affect digestion during the night
  2. Exercise during the daytime, not at night
  3. Find a comfortable temperature for your bedroom. Most people sleep best when the room is slightly cool
  4. Turn off the computer and TV before sleep time. Read a bit or listen to soothing music
  5. Try to sleep regular hours each night
  6. Avoid napping late in the day
  7. Discuss with your doctor the best ways to manage nighttime pain to allow you to get a good night’s sleep

If you are seeking help managing your neuropathy, please call Arizona Health Pros at 623-776-2225. 

RESOURCES

  • https://www.foundationforpn.org/livingwithperipheralneuropathy/managingpainfulperipheralneuropathy.cfm
  • http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/nonprescription-treatments-nerve-pain

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