Cancer Patients and The Neuropathy and Chronic Pain Specialty Practice

The best line of defense we have where patients are concerned is communication. It’s imperative that patients report any unusual sensations, pain, or numbness to you and their oncologist. Like any neuropathy, the sooner we identify a problem, the more options we will have when it comes to treatment. In some cases of complications, it can be prudent to delay or suspend chemotherapy treatments in order to give a patient’s nerves an opportunity to recover.

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Alternative Therapies for Your Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy Patients

Alternative Therapies for Your Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy Patients One of the more challenging patient populations you can treat is the chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy patient.  They’ve already been through the cancer diagnosis and are either in the midst of chemotherapy or they’ve finished their treatment. Just when they think they’re done with all the side…

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Nutrition Planning for Chemotherapy Neuropathy Patients

For better or worse, a rapidly growing patient population is the chemotherapy and post chemotherapy patient. While dealing with the emotional issues involved in a cancer diagnosis, they can also be dealing with side effects of chemotherapy like Loss of appetite Nausea and other digestive issues Post chemotherapy peripheral neuropathy Dry mouth In addition to…

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A Case Study on Patient Compliance and Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. With the increase in the number of patients developing diabetes comes an increase in the number of patients developing complications. One of those complications is diabetic neuropathy. The good news is that with proper treatment and a compliant patient, diabetic neuropathy can be managed…

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Nutritional Supplements for Your Diabetic Neuropathy Patients

Your diabetic neuropathy patients know they need to keep their blood sugar under control… They know they should exercise… They know they have to watch their diet, especially when it comes to controlling their sugar intake… When it comes to medication, insulin is probably first and foremost in their minds. And it should be.  Taking…

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Chiropractic Care For Your Diabetic Neuropathy Patients

As a medical professional specializing neuropathy, you probably have a significant number of diabetics as patients. Diabetes ranks number 5 in the deadly diseases in the United States. Those numbers are growing at an alarming rate. One of the more difficult issues in treating diabetic patients is helping them deal with diabetic neuropathy and all…

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Should Your Peripheral Neuropathy Patients Get a Flu Shot?

It’s that time of year again… Pre-flu season… And everywhere your peripheral neuropathy patients look they see signs advertising “Flu Shots – Walk Ins Welcome” or “Get Your Flu Shot Today.” For the average, healthy person getting a flu shot is a no-brainer. After all, the flu accounts for 200,000 hospitalizations every year and up…

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Diagnosing Peripheral Neuropathy

If a significant percentage of your patient load is made up of patients with Diabetes Cancer (and you’re undergoing chemotherapy) Shingles HIV/AIDS You know how to deal with their primary symptoms.  Granted, every patient is different, but to some degree you know what they’re going to experience and their primary care physician has probably (hopefully)…

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Designing an Exercise Program for Your Autonomic Neuropathy Patients

As a medical professional treating neuropathy patients, you know how vital it is that your patients remain as physically active as possible.  Autonomic neuropathy[1] makes that a little more difficult because this specific type of neuropathy can seriously impact the very systems that are directly affected by exercise. As a NeuropathyDR® clinician, an exercise program…

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Planning to Efficiently Treat Your Peripheral Neuropathy Patients

We become doctors to help people.  Unfortunately, the reality of a modern medical practice can sometimes make us rethink our original motives in becoming medical professionals… So many patients… Mountains of paperwork… Not enough time to really get to know our patients as individuals… Healing can sometimes take a backseat to the “quick fix.”  Especially…

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