Myths About Neuropathy

Even if you’ve had neuropathy symptoms for a while, there are three common myths often seen with this condition.

Myth #1: Thinking More Pills Are The Only Solution

A common treatment for many nerve problems is the “take some pills and wait and see” method.

While this may be necessary for temporary relief of severe symptoms, using them long-term is no way to live. Some of the more common drugs given include pain pills, anti-seizure medications, and anti-depressants—all of which have serious side effects.

Why not look for a drugless solution instead of just covering over the pain?

Myth #2: Assuming Neuropathy is Only Found in Diabetic People

Diabetic patients are not the only group to suffer with this condition. Actually, more neuropathy sufferers are non-diabetic than are, according to a recent 2009 study.

Here’s what the study, done by The Neuropathy Association, revealed…

“Neuropathy is often misrepresented as only being diabetes-related. However, this survey demonstrates that for every diabetic neuropathy patient, there are at least six more patients suffering with various neuropathies…” – Dr. Thomas H. Brannagan, III, medical advisor for The Neuropathy Association.

Myth #3: Believing Numbness, Tingling and Pain Will Go Away By Itself

One of the biggest myths people believe about their numbness, tingling and pain is that it goes away all by itself…without any treatment. But a study on back pain in the British Medical Journal proved this myth false, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers who do nothing about it will have either pain or disability 12 months later.

Let’s face it. Your neuropathy symptoms haven’t gone away by now, it’s not likely they will disappear on their own.

And it’s been shown in studies that if ignored, symptoms can intensify, causing loss of sensation, unremitting pain, and even disability.

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