For many with the most common forms of neuropathy there are more treatment options than ever before!
One of the common things about neuropathy in most forms except CMT, HNPP and other genetic cases is, most patients don’t even know what it is until they have it.
So a neuropathy diagnosis can come as a shock!
Up until recently, the approach to treatment has been drug-only. For years, patients heard the following, and unfortunately still often do:
“There is NOTHING you can do.” or “Just take the meds and live with it.”
Or worse. Now, sometimes this is unfortunately true, and we are not offering false hope to those devastated patients we so wish we could do more for.
But, the reality for many with the most common forms of neuropathy (idiopathic neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, post chemotherapy neuropathy, small fiber neuropathy) there are more treatment options than ever before.
Sometimes these can actually replace drug-only treatment options for patients; that’s really exciting for all of us!
We raised the awareness of single-frequency neurostimulation treatment when we first published Beating Neuropathy: Taking Misery to Miracles in Just Five Weeks!
Then, in just two short years of continuous work and development of treatment systems, we found better and better ways to help patients.
Things like laser and LED, vibration therapy, certain dietary supplement combinations, et cetera. There are also certain other neuropathy treatment combinations, and even more powerful devices available now, thanks to some very bright and caring people.
Just as I predicted, patients now have more neuropathy treatment options than ever—and it can be overwhelming.
But there is a strategy you can use that will help!
First, understand you may never know 100% what caused your neuropathy. Sure, sometimes it’s very straightforward, but in most patients, it’s actually a combination of many things. Diet, lifestyle, obesity, and smoking are at the top of the list.
Secondly, delaying fixing correctable things like smoking, obesity (even as little as 10-20 pounds) poor, highly processed foods and sugar-laden diets, and excess alcohol commonly make things worse.
So, start by making a list, two columns only. Call the first “things I could improve”. This is the time to be really honest with yourself.
List out all we spoke about above, mainly lifestyle choices and habits.
In the second column, put “what I need to investigate”. Include “drugs I may be taking” and “tests I need to ask about”.
Lastly, we firmly believe that patients suffering from neuropathy and chronic pain deserve and should get very comprehensive approaches to care.
And DON’T delay treatment while searching for answers you may never find about causes. The good news is, many patients are good responders to our neuropathy treatment combinations!
But as I’m sure you can see, good neuropathy treatment has now become a specialty all of its own! So choose your professional care very carefully.
Just be sure to do your homework first to avoid neuropathy treatment overwhelm!
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