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Five Ways to Naturally Heal Nerve Pain

Millions of Americans are currently suffer from nerve pain. There are a multitude of causes for nerve pain including diabetes, injury, spinal degeneration or the side effects of drugs. And, unfortunately, in many cases, the cause is unknown. It can exist as actual pain or present as numbness, burning, tingling, stabbing, pins and needles or even an electric-shock feeling. Nerve pain be excruciating, and can often be so great that many seek out surgery to get relief. If you have nerve pain try the following strategies below before going under the knife:

Hand-Pain-Black-and-White1. Walking – Walking increases blood flow thereby getting nutrients to damaged nerves. It also releases endorphins and natural pain killers. Start by walking a short distance in the beginning and gradually increase the pace and distance each day.

2. Warm Bath – Soaking in warm bath will help open up blood vessels and increase blood to the nerves while at the same time decreasing stress.

3. Watch your sleep – Nerve pain often worsens at night. Make sure you have good sleep habits. Avoid caffeine before bed time. Go to bed at the same time every night so it’s routine. And keep in mind the least stressful positions are to sleep on your side or back.

4. Physical Therapy – A physical therapist can employ one of a multitude of modalities in order to reduce nerve pain. They can use therapeutic ultrasound to reduce inflammation and swelling. And exercises can be prescribed to release strain around the affected nerves.

5. Chiropractic Adjustments – Adjustments are able to normalize imbalances in the spine and thus release pressure off nerve roots that are causing nerve pain. Typically more than one adjustment is necessary to stabilize nerve pain, but many find considerable relief after the first adjustment alone.

If you or someone you know is suffering from nerve pain, we may

be able to help you at Health Quest through chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture or family medicine. Call us today to schedule an evaluation at 573-635-9655.


Yours in health,

Dr. Ted Tang D.C.

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