female child looking at her foot

How to spot nerve pain in children

It’s that time of year again when school is upon us. While your child is getting used to their new classes and making new friends, the last thing you want them to experience is nerve pain.  Although nerve pain is a commonly addressed issue among adults, children can be suffering in silence.   Similar to adults, a child’s pain can occur because the nerves aren’t working properly or they send signals to his or her brain even when there is nothing physically wrong.
Older couple looking at a map as they navigate their way in a different country

How to travel smart with nerve pain

If you could go anyway in the world, where would you go? Would you venture off to the Maldives, roam the streets of Paris or stay up late in the Big Apple? The world is a vast and beautiful place filled with many opportunities to explore and enjoy.  So, what are you waiting for? I guess the better question is, what’s holding you back? If the answer is nerve pain there is hope. Everyone has the right to enjoy a little R&R once in a while, and that includes nerve pain sufferers.
Woman holding back in pain

5 ways sitting is killing your nerves

How often do you sit? Think about it for a second.  You sit in a car on the way to work probably in traffic. You sit at your desk for eight hours and maybe get up for 30 minutes at lunch just to sit again. On the way home, you sit in your car now in more traffic, only to sit on the couch to watch TV. Sound familiar?  Sitting, though comfortable, is not healthy for our bodies. In fact, sitting does more harm than good. Our bodies were meant to stand. The natural curvature of the spine supports the weight of our body evenly.

Neuropathy Nutrition 101

It’s not every day that you think about the food you put in. It’s easier to not care about certain ingredients or daily serving sizes when the stomach is calling. However, this relaxed way of thinking needs to change if the body has any hope of feeling good.  Good nutrition plays an integral role in how you fight off certain illness, recover faster and ward off unnecessary pain.  It’s time to think about what you put in your body and how it helps or hurts you more than you think.

Why are feet more sensitive to diabetic nerve pain?

No matter how hard you try, every stand, walk, skip or jump seems more painful than the next. So, what is it about the feet that causes so much pain? If you are living with diabetes, you may have experienced nerve damage or neuropathy. Neuropathy is a common side effect of diabetes and can lead to chronic, widespread nerve pain. However, it’s the feet that suffer the most from a tingling or burning sensation and even numbness. The reason for this is due to peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is one of four types of diabetic nerve pain.

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy or neuropathic pain is a result of damaged nerves. It can be a single nerve or group of nerves within the body that causes a tingling, burning or shooting pain. It can cause a great deal of discomfort and prevent many from doing everyday tasks like getting out of bed. Nerve damage affects your nervous system. The nervous system comprises two primary systems, known as the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.
Young woman having difficulty sleeping due to nerve pain.

Why is nerve pain worse at night?

Stop for a minute and think about the last time you had a good night’s rest. Has it been a day? Maybe two or three? Has it been a week since you had a restful night sleep without any burning or stabbing pain keeping you up? It can seem like living with chronic nerve pain is a never-ending merry-go-round of discomfort.
Elderly woman suffering with diabetic nerve pain

7 Warning Signs of Diabetic Nerve Pain

If you’re living with diabetes and have experienced a tingling, burning sensation in your hands or feet, you may be suffering from diabetic nerve pain. Diabetic nerve pain or “damaged nerves” are a result of an injury or disease. The restriction of blood flow to the damaged nerves leads to the chronic, debilitating pain. Nerve pain can make doing the simplest things very painful.  Diabetes develops in children and adults typically as a result of the body not producing enough insulin. What is insulin? It’s a hormone produced by your pancreas.
Gluten free diet

Gluten, friend or foe?

Gluten has become a household name everywhere you look. It’s typically a hot topic of discussion around the dinner table, in the news and even at the local market. More often than not, the same question is always asked — what is gluten? It’s a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. You may have eaten gluten this morning with a bowl of cereal, oatmeal or toast. Though it’s not visible, the protein can cause more harm than good to individuals with a sensitivity. Gluten can affect the stomach, skin and even the brain.
Man living with diabetic nerve pain in his arm

12 Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy

Pain comes in many shapes and sizes, especially when we’re talking about peripheral neuropathy or nerve pain. It’s common to experience pain in the arms, hands, legs or feet and feel a tingling, burning or stabbing sensation that won’t stop. However, there are many other symptoms to nerve pain that can trigger the onset of chronic pain. First, let’s take a closer look at peripheral neuropathy. Each person has a string of peripheral nerves that begin at the brain and spinal cord and run down toward our hands and feet. These nerves also stretch to our internal organs, mouth and face.