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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Maximum Patient Benefit and Recovery- Patient Co-Treatment Plans

One of the biggest clinical lessons that has come from our work with peripheral neuropathy patients is just how powerful “Patient Co-Treatment Plans” can be. Traditionally, we might think of patient components of recovery from illness as a relatively passive home care program such as “just take these twice a day” or “do these exercises”.…

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Why a Specialty Practice in Todays World?

Make no mistake about it, businesses are being challenged to their core right now. But, the reality is in a down economy you can OWN your market! Why? Because of how many businesses (practices) pull back, fail to market or maintain contact with people who likely could be customers for life! I see this as…

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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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Are Your Peripheral Neuropathy Patients Taking Care Of Their Feet?

As a medical professional treating patients with peripheral neuropathy, you want to have a positive effect on your patients. You treat them… You worry about them… You advise them… But are they really listening to what you tell them? If your patients have peripheral neuropathy in their feet, chances are really good they’re not listening…

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Is Your Patient’s Statin Medication Making Them Sick?

Let’s say you have a new patient who presents with Burning pain Sensitivity to touch Tingling Numbness Prickling sensation Weakness Difficulty walking Shooting pain in their muscles For too long a time, they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with them.  They thought they were just tired or getting older or maybe coming down with…

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A Priceless Gift for Your Peripheral Neuropathy Patients – Quality of Life

As a medical professional treating patients with peripheral neuropathy, you know how to deal with their medical issues… Physical therapy… Nerve stimulation for regeneration and repair… Prescriptions for pain… But what might not be as well versed in is helping them maintain or regain their quality of life[1]. Helping your peripheral neuropathy patients recoup some…

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Help for Your Weekend Warrior Patients with Shoulder Pain

If you specialize in treating patients with nerve damage, you’re probably used to seeing patients with Diabetes Lupus Cancer HIV/AIDS Any of those illnesses can cause nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy. But another less chronic patient population you can serve are the weekend warriors… Those sports enthusiasts who live to play baseball, football, volleyball or…

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Still Ignoring The Social Media Revolution?

Twitter… Facebook… Blogging… Online articles… Search Engine Optimization… These terms are becoming as much a part of the modern chiropractic, medical or physical therapy practice as Preferred Providers and deductibles. We all know that people are looking for everything online but chiropractors and physical therapists have been some of the last to join the Social…

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