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First neuropathy appointment? Here’s what you need to know

You hurt. You hurt a lot, and the pain is frequent. As a result, you’ve conducted research and discovered your pain symptoms matched common signs of nerve pain. Empowered with that information, you begin taking steps to ease your neuropathy by making healthier lifestyle choices and working with a physician to identify the cause of your pain.   Upon completing several examinations, you receive an official diagnosis of neuropathy from your primary care physician.
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3 tips to enjoying a pain-free winter

The winter season is in full gear and you know what that means — colder temperatures, snow-filled activities, hearty foods and slowing down. While winter can be abundant in joyful things to do, for those experiencing chronic nerve pain, it can also be one of the more challenging times of the year. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying the seasonal offerings — in fact, I encourage it — the truth is the colder temperatures and sweet treats can bring discomfort to those with nerve pain.

How to Uninvite Nerve Pain from Your Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means — baking, decorating holiday festivals, traveling to loved ones, and office parties. The holidays bring the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. However, it can also be a hard time for those with nerve pain. Before missing out on the festivities, remember that minor adjustments can make the difference in your pain symptoms.
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How to dine out with diabetic nerve pain

November often marks the beginning of the holiday season — the time of year for giving, traveling and likely enjoying a good meal with loved ones. As we celebrate the season, we also have the unique opportunity in November — diabetes awareness month — to shed light on diabetic-related nerve pain and what you can do to manage it when dining out with friends and loved ones.  Blood sugar control is essential Individuals with diabetes are no stranger to the daily routine of closely monitoring what they eat, medications and blood-sugar testing.
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5 scary questions you may have about nerve pain

If you’ve been told you have neuropathy, you may not initially know what this means.  For some, this can be a moment of confusion. Others may go into “fix -it” mode. For others, this diagnosis can sound absolutely terrifying. First, let me assure you that you are not alone. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer some form of chronic pain or neuropathy.
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How to enjoy the summer with your neuropathy

The summer season is upon us, and you know what that means — it’s time for picnics, graduations, weddings, theme parks and the outdoors. Summer brings the opportunity to share laughs, indulge in treats and enjoy quality time with those we care about.
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How to be independent from your neuropathy in 3 steps

Don’t let your nerve pain keep you from enjoying the summer holidays! Celebrate this Fourth of July by taking steps to regain independence from your neuropathy.  Be it a holiday, vacation or everyday activities, no one wants to feel hindered from the things that matter because of their pain. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, let’s not forget that freedom from neuropathy is achievable.
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Do you know the link between your chronic pain and stress?

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain severe enough to frequently limit life and work activities, according to a Centers for Disease Control 2018 report. Chronic pain can be debilitating and hinder independence, making it one of the most common reasons adults seek medical attention. ​ Neuropathy or chronic nerve pain can be tortuous to those who suffer from it. Treating this kind of pain can be tricky, while physical treatments such as INF™ have been proven an effective way to reduce the pain that patients experience.
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How does Sickle Cell Disease affect nerve pain?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans. The disease occurs in 1 out of every 365 African-American births and the trait is found in about 1 in 13 African-American babies. ​ With April being National Minority Health month, we’re taking this opportunity to specifically focus on diseases that most affect minority groups, such as sickle cell disease and the nerve pain that can accompany its effects. ​ What is sickle cell disease exactly?
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How to stop the cycle of nerve pain and sleeplessness

One of the number one complaints from people living with neuropathy is heightened nerve pain during the night. Restless, seemingly endless nights of little to no sleep not only disrupt your life but increase your nerve pain over all. Living with chronic nerve pain, it’s important to understand why your pain is worse at night and how you can help it. In a previous blog post, we discussed some of the common reasons why nerve pain takes a stronger hold after the sun goes down. First, you have fewer distractions — no meetings, phone calls, events or errands to fill your brain.