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Sciatica

Sciatica is a very common type of peripheral neuropathy that occurs if the sciatic nerve is damaged. The sciatic nerve is considered to be the longest nerve in the human body. It starts in the lower back and runs along the buttock and the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve allows for movement and sensation of the thigh, calf, knee, foot, and the toes. [...]
By |February 19th, 2018|Neuropathy|Comments Off on Sciatica|

Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy

Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy   Most of you may know from reading my book “Peripheral Neuropathy Nine Simple Steps to Reduce the Pain” http://amzn.to/XOnpXJ , that I have been using a bunch of alternate ways to minimize the pain. The ebook has been downloaded over 2000 times by individuals with neuropathy and by caregivers. [...]

Motor Symptoms

Motor symptoms of peripheral neuropathy typically refer to the effects the neuropathy has on a person’s movement. One of the common complaints of people with peripheral neuropathy is muscle weakness. The muscles surrounding the affected nerve may even start to waste away, and appear smaller than usual. This occurs as a result of the muscles not being stimulated enough due to the damaged nerves that run through them. On physical examination, a person’s reflexes, may be decreased or absent. [...]
By |February 13th, 2018|Neuropathy|Comments Off on Motor Symptoms|

Does gluten cause peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a peripheral nerves disorder; these nerves take care of information going from/to the central nervous system. A nerve or a group can be affected. In fact, many groups of nerves can be affected. Damage can be unilateral or bilateral and symmetric. As the nerves perform many different functions, some or many can be affected. Basically, and to understand better the issue, it can be simplified considering the sensorial, sensitive and motor damage. [...]

Nutritional Neuropathies

Nutritional neuropathies occur as the result of poor nutrition, particularly if there is a deficiency of certain B vitamins. All of the B vitamins are important for normal nerve function. Thiamine (B1) is commonly found in enriched breads, pasta, and cereal. Thiamin deficiency may occur in alcoholism, anorexia, or bulimia. Neuropathy can also occur in people who are deficient in Vitamin B6 or Vitamin B12. Vitamin B6 is found in meat, beans, greens, fish, and whole grains. Vitamin B6 deficiency is uncommon, but can occur as a side effect of certain medications such as the antibiotic, isoniazid. [...]
By |February 7th, 2018|Neuropathy|Comments Off on Nutritional Neuropathies|

Effects of Stress in Patients living with Neuropathy

Stress and Neuropathy   Peripheral neuropathy involves the nerves transporting information from the periphery to the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain), in both ways. For better understanding, peripheral nerves tell the brain about the sensation of heat or cold in their zone (each nerve has a corresponding zone) and the brain responds, for example, in the face of extreme heat, with a movement away from that zone, so as to avoid a burn. [...]