The more you learn about diabetic peripheral neuropathy the easier it becomes to control the pain associated with it.
In my journey I learned early on that the mainstream medical community was not very helpful in teaching me what I needed to know about my condition. My doctors, who had never experienced neuropathy, asked questions, ordered tests and wrote prescriptions.
My treatment was almost entirely based on treating pain with powerful and expensive prescription medications designed to treat the symptom only and not to heal the cause of the pain. I was told time and again there was no treatment that could reverse nerve damage.
For several years I believed this myth, but once I began doing extensive online research I determined this was not necessarily true.
In 2016 my prescription medicines for diabetes and neuropathy combined were costing me more than $900 per month. This equated to more than 33% of my monthly retirement income. I felt like I was being held hostage by big pharma. I would soon learn, thanks to information I discovered online, big pharma was holding me hostage.
Pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to make us well. They are incented to keep us sick so we lay out large amounts of money each month to treat our symptoms for pain relief.
Being a diabetic with neuropathy makes us very valuable to the pharmaceutical industry. It should come as no surprise to learn that pharmacy representatives provide many doctors with incentives to prescribe their diabetic peripheral neuropathy medications.
Where Does a Diabetic with Peripheral Neuropathy Find Help?
I did a Google search on “treatment diabetic peripheral neuropathy” and in the results I discovered information from Dr. Michael Gregor, MD, who had other ideas about healing diabetic neuropathy.
He sites a study done more than 20 years ago where 17 of 21 test subjects were healed of neuropathy pain within 4 to 16 days using a vegan diet. Moreover, the healing was generally long term. The information Dr. Gregor provided was startling, but I wasn’t all that excited about giving up steak. This was just one study and after all, I was a country boy raised on a West Texas ranch.
Still, I was suddenly presented with proof that diabetes and neuropathy could be reversed and this renewed my faith there had to be alternatives to pharmaceuticals for pain relief. I knew diet and exercise had to be a big part of the puzzle, but I felt their were other pieces missing.
Actually, this was only the tip of the iceberg. Once I started looking beyond the field of modern medicine I found hope in many places.
What Else Could Stop Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain?
I had discovered finding help was easy once I began obtaining information from doctors who did not use prescriptions to solve the ills of every pain. I wanted more options.
I wasn’t satisfied that diet and exercise alone would totally give me my life back. My previous experience with diet had failed. Hunger cravings are their own kind of pain. I wanted all the pieces of the puzzle. I was determined to find them.
I found options from an unlikely source. Chiropractors. More specifically, board certified neurological chiropractors.
The central nervous system of our body is our head and spine.
Everything else in our body is a peripheral. So it makes sense that a neurological chiropractor would/should be an expert on how our central nervous system functions.
I discovered that what happens in our peripherals is often related to central nervous system malfunction. Again, chiropractors generally view diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain as a holistic problem . . . certainly not curable with a pharmaceutical solution.
I found a lot of valuable information from chiropractors . . . so much so that almost all videos I feature on this website come fom neurological chiropractors.
Getting Early Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Early treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is very important. I learned the hard way that neglect can lead to near total disability.
If your personal physician only wants to treat the symptoms with prescription medications, I suggest you seek a second opinion. In this website I will be writing many articles to help educate you with what I learned, but the biggest lesson I learned is take action early.
If your doctor recommends you begin taking insulin, do not delay. The needle on today’s insulin pens is the size of an eyelash and almost painless. I find the stick of the finger to test blood sugar to be more painful than the injection. Do not let fear keep you from doing the right thing early on.
Find a board certified neurological chiropractor and set up a consultation. Most of these professionals will take a holistic approach to your treatment and they are not incented by pharma reps to keep you on drugs you may not need.
Take Responsibility for Your Neuropathy
Doctors are wonderful to have available and they often save lives, but your physician won’t be there when severe pain is shooting down your foot as you try to sleep. Decide right now to find a way to meet the neuropathy problem head on.
I will be adding more articles to this website to help you find a solution that works for you.
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There is an old saying “If it is to be it is up to me.” It is up to you and nobody else. Begin your trip back to the time when pain was not present in your life. If you have read this article this far I know you want to get rid of your pain forever. You can. Take the first step . . . the leap of faith that says with determination “I can do it.”
Knowledge is your key to long term relief from neuropathy pain. The more you learn the less pain you will have to endure. This includes the financial pain caused by the high expense of all the prescribed drugs purchased each month.
Keep an open mind. Be determined you are going to be victorious over your battle with discomfort. The facts will prove modern medicine wrong and you will soon have your life back.
Imagine playing with your grandchildren again. Imagine playing golf again. Imagine whatever is important to you. Be determined you will be that person you once were. You will be.
Learn as much as you can about diabetic peripheral neuropathy.