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Are there any good remedies for peripheral neuropathy?

Are there any good remedies for peripheral neuropathy?

Treat the cause: The best way to 'cure' neuropathy is to target the cause. Only 60-70% of patients with neuropathy have a known cause, any many are irreversible. However, controlling the underlying medical condition causing neuropathy can improve or delay the progression of neuropathy. For example: control diabetes, treat thyroid problems, treat rheumatoid arthritis, avoid alcohol, take a b complex vitamin. ...Read more

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A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Are there any good treatments for primary progressive ms?

Are there any good treatments for primary progressive ms?

Yes: There are many therapies. You simply need to meet with your neurologist to figure out the best regimen to control the symptoms and have an excellent quality of life. ...Read more

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What possible prescription treatments are there for neuropathy?

What possible prescription treatments are there for neuropathy?

Neuropathy treatment: Most medical treatments for neuropathy address the pain that may be associated. They rarely treat the cause. These treatments may be Lyrica, (pregabalin) Gabapentin, or Amitripyline for example. These do not work for everyone, but most people find they can help if pain is a problem. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for impingement syndrome?

Are there  any new treatments for impingement syndrome?

PT: Physical therapy is the best treatment for this (assuming you are talking about the shoulder). Strengthening the rotator cuff should help reduce your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any good at home treatments for sciatica?

Are there any good at home treatments for sciatica?

Sciatica: Understand that 80% improve their sciatic symptoms nonsurgically. Treatment options include: tylenol/nsaid's, heat/ice, salonpas hot patches. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are excellent. Mckenzie pt can be tried by purchasing the treat your own back book online $10ish. Otherwise, your doc can give a prescription for formal pt instruction (big help for most). ...Read more

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Are there foods that are good for optic neuritis?

Are there foods that are good for optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: This is a very old question, which has been looked at in some detail. The answer is there is no specific food, or supplement or vitamin which is good for or prevents optic neuritis. ...Read more

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Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Yes: Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee. Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if any of these may be appropriate for you: glucosamine, same, ashwagandha, boswellia, fish oil and others. Follow an anti inflammatory diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and fatty animal products. ...Read more

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Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Really NONE: However, improve your outcomes, by using potent disease modifying agents, such as the newer orals, aubagio, gilenya, (fingolimod) tecfidera. Some otc approaches include, no smoking, vitamin d supplementation, aerobic exercise, low fat, low salt diets, stress management. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies for svt?

Are there any good herbal remedies for svt?

Yes-No-Maybe: There is no specific herb guaranteed. I would focus on nutritional therapies to strengthen the body at the cellular molecular level and natural therapies to reduce stress, anxiety. These would focus on behavior modification, aromatherapy and basic micronutrition supplementation and reduction of oxidative stress. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Yes: Treatments for hoarseness would depend on the cause. The first step would be getting an evaluation of your voice box. This can easily be done by an ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. Once the cause is determined a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Are there any good references for hypertension?

Are there any good references for hypertension?

Yes: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/14/HYP.0000000000000003.full.pdf+html

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Are there good natural treatments for causalgia?

Are there good natural treatments for causalgia?

Double-check your DX: Causalgia was the civil war designation for what was more recently known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), and complex sympathetic pain syndrome (crps) types i and ii. When correctly diagnosed, it responds well to current medical therapeutics, with the caveat that almost all treatments for this entity work best early. Don't waste your time with "natural treatment". ...Read more

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Are there any particularly good exercises for sciatica?

Are there any particularly good exercises for  sciatica?

Yes: Mckenzie exercises are generally prescribed for sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy. Ideally, a physical therapist will design a customized exercise program for your particular problem. ...Read more

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Are there any good remedies for peripheral neuropathy?

Treat the cause: The best way to 'cure' neuropathy is to target the cause. Only 60-70% of patients with neuropathy have a known cause, any many are irreversible. However, controlling the underlying medical condition causing neuropathy can improve or delay the progression of neuropathy. For example: control diabetes, treat thyroid problems, treat rheumatoid arthritis, avoid alcohol, take a b complex vitamin. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Treating hereditary neuropathy: Many age old treatments exist, but don't' have the pizzazz of more pharmaceutical treatments popular today. Efa's, such as in coconut, flax, hemp, etc oils all provide nutrition to nerves. B-complex vitamins have been proven over many years, as well as high dose Alpha lipoic acid. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman? What is treatment?

What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?  What is treatment?

Diabetes, chemothera: Py, alchohol abuse, renal failure and the list goes on. Is it focal or regional, do you have other medical conditions etc. Would only be the beggining of the medical history questions your physician would ask. In some cases rremoving the offending agent or cause may reverse the damage, in other cases there is only symptomatic treatment. Please discuss this in depth with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the treatment Of peripheral neuropathy cause be alcoholic ?

Vitamins/therapy: Obviously begin by eliminating all alcohol intake, vitamin therapy can include an oral B complex, B-12 injections or sublingual(under the tongue dissolving tablets) B-12, Physical therapy including a series of MLS laser treatments can be helpful too. Prescription medications such a gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) if painful and interfering with sleep or daily activities but often have side effects. ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals are a remedy for peripheral neuropathy?

Only work if deficie: Def of some vitamins can cause neuropathies; most neuropathies are not due to vitamin def, will not be improved by supplementation. B12 def (not rare, in some GI diseases, elderly; theoretical risk in ulcer rx); b6 def (diet def rare, assoc with some meds), vit e def (rare except in GI dis), b1-thiamine def (alcoholics, bulimics, bariatric surg), etc. Xs vits e.g. B6 cause neuropathy. Get tested. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

see details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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How do I identify peripheral neuropathy? If that's what it is, how should I go about finding the cause so i can seek the right treatment?

EMG/NCS: The best way at this point is to see a neurologist and have an emg/nerve conduction study done. Cause is difficult - u may never know, medication induced, traumatic or metabolic (ex-diabetes) good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy? I was offered no treatment.

Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy?  I was offered no treatment.

Neurontin/ lyrica (pregabalin): There is no treatment, but palliation is availbale with lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin It won't make it go away but will take the edge off in many patients. When they think that it isn't working they will stop, but usually decide to stay on it for the modest relief Many patients feel they prefer not to treat it. ...Read more

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My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers

My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers

Ischemic neuropathy.: Ischemic neuropathy is caused by a loss of blood flow to the nerves. The real question is why there was a loss of blood flow. Your doctor needs to identify why this problem developed. Once you know why there is a blood flow problem, you will then know how serious your condition is. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis? Treatment?

No: Nmda encephalitis is rare and life threatening. No relation to peripheral neuropathy. There is a specific blood test for nmda encephalitis . Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet.  Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet.It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds.I think its speading into my hands.My hands are numb and painful

Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet.It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds.I think its speading into my hands.My hands are numb and painful

More neuropathy: There are many types of neuropathies. One type is sometimes called a small fiber neuropathy and tends to occur in the feet first but over time it can start to involve the fingers and hands. Generally there are no cures for neuropathies but there are number of therapies that can generally reduce symptoms by as much as 50% . You may want to talk to your doctor to determine if you're on the optimal dose of the current medication ...Read more

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Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function?  It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Yes: It's very safe. They have a propriatory mixture of vitamins and all are at safe levels. We need a lot of certain vitamins to reverse a deficiency and let your body begin to store them again. It may be more than the fda "minimum" daily requirement, but still at a very safe level. ...Read more

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What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy? I can't take Gabapentin.

What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy?  I can't take Gabapentin.

Not major problem: Many choices including Lyrica (which may be tolerated better than gabapentin, but also consider Horizant and Gralise). Might try Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) amitryptyline, but may benefit from lamotrigine, levetiracetam, other tricyclics or even SSNRI's. But maybe find etiology of neuropathy and treat cause directly. ...Read more

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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more