Replacing Fear with Hope with Painful Neuropathy

If you, or your loved one, is suffering from painful peripheral Neuropathy you are well aware of the suffering and difficulty in carrying on in everyday life.

Depending on which nerves are damaged – and how badly – many different symptoms can result. If your hands or feet are affected by peripheral Neuropathy, you may experience:

• Numbness
• Insensitivity to pain or temperature
• Tingling, burning, or prickling (aka “pins and needles” sensations)
• Sharp pains or cramps
• Extreme sensitivity to light touch
• Loss of balance or coordination S

Some people find that these symptoms are worse at night. Others find that their symptoms are dependent upon the temperature, time of day, or their level of physical activity. Numbness, tingling, or pain from Neuropathy can be scary, especially when you don’t know what’s going on or who to ask for help!

Unlike peripheral Neuropathy, autonomic Neuropathy affects the functions of your body that are involuntary or unconscious. Your heart, digestive system, lungs, and other vital organs are controlled by this system. When it malfunctions, as it does with autonomic Neuropathy, any of these functions can break down. This can lead to:

• Digestive difficulties (constipation, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, etc.)
• Urinary incontinence
• Sexual dysfunction
• “Brain fog,” lightheadedness or dizziness
• Heart rate and blood pressure irregularities
• Shortness of breath
• Sweating too much or not enough
• Difficulty swallowing

Though many people recognize the signs and symptoms of peripheral Neuropathy, most people don’t realize when they are affected by autonomic Neuropathy. Because the symptoms are so diverse – and can be attributed to different causes – autonomic Neuropathy can be difficult to diagnose. You may find that the treatments for peripheral Neuropathy end up improving other problems that you didn’t realize were related!

So what can be done if you you feel you or your loved ones are experiencing the effects of painful peripheral Neuropathy?

1. Begin immediately eating HIGHER QUALITY FOOD and avoid process high calorie food that is so common in our traditional American diet. Replace can, bagged and processed food with multiple servings of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably of many different colors) while minimizing junk food and simple sugars (Soda, candy, chips, etc.)

2. EXERCISE. What type of exercise? Repeated exercise such as walking, stationary bike, treadmill-that is Aerobic exercise, Strength training (such as standing partial squats, heel raises, butt raises, etc.) to build up leg strength to enable safe and effective standing and walking.

3. Drink more water to clear and consider use of a lemon slice in water (organic if possible) to hydrate and cleanse the body for better digestion and elimination of toxins in your body that may be keeping you unwell and help shift your body towards recovery.

So, what is next for you to healing your Neuropathy permanently AND naturally?

CLICK HERE to sign up for our latest Neuropathy workshop right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We will explain to you why you have having this problem in the first place and what you can do to reverse this degenerative nerve disease and eliminate your numbness, tingling, and pain.

About the Author

Eric Koehler

Eric Koehler - PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Certified Dry Needling


Dr. Eric Koehler has been working as a Physical Therapist for over 25 years in the Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Fox Valley area. He has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and has completed his Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2017. This level of clinic training is only attained by 1% of all Physical Therapists. Eric's mission is to provide non-surgical, non-drug approaches to help individuals overcome pain and weakness to help them get back to enjoying their life.