Top Myths and Misconceptions: the Truth Behind Neuropathy

3Neuropathy is a condition where the nerve is damaged or injured; as a result, people who are affected by it suffers from an abrupt to concurrent sharp stabbing pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands, arms, legs, and feet. However, not everyone knows much about the condition; chances are, they do not even know that they are suffering from it already. Due to lack of information about neuropathy, obtaining the right treatment can be very challenging. Also, due to the surrounding misconceptions and myths about neuropathy, explaining this condition becomes challenging too. If you feel that you are already suffering from neuropathy, try to¬†learn about neuropathy pain and how to stop it¬†through Dr. Labrum’s new method called “The Peripheral Neuropathy Solution” program treatment or through eliminating the associated myths and misconceptions.

Myth 1: Elderlies are the only group at risk of neuropathy

False. Anyone is at risk of neuropathy. Although many medical doctors consider the nerve condition as “idiopathic” (a condition with an unknown cause), several studies have proven that neuropathy is caused by various conditions and situations like diabetes, cancer, physical trauma, an autoimmune disorder, toxins, medications, and more. So, concluding that elderlies are the only group to develop neuropathy is an understatement. Although elderlies are more prone to develop neuropathy due to age, everyone is at risk of developing such condition.

Myth 2: Diabetic are the only people to suffer neuropathy

No. Although 70 percent of people who are suffering from neuropathy are diabetic, there are several people with different conditions who are suffering from neuropathic pain, below are the top causes of neuropathy including diabetes:

  • Diabetes
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Medications, especially chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Autoimmune Disorder
  • Pressure on Nerves
  • Infection
  • Problems in the Kidney
  • Genes

Myth 3: There is a specific medication to cure neuropathy.

False. There are no specific medications that can cure neuropathy. Although there are various treatments and programs to reduce neuropathic pain, there is no specific cure for neuropathy. Rather than a cure, the medications used to prescribed people who are suffering from nerve pain do not provide a permanent solution but to relieve pain temporarily. However, there are new discoveries that medications are not the only way to relieve or eliminate nerve pain, but there are strategies and programs that help people with neuropathy to live normally.

Myth 4: Neuropathy is an irreversible condition.

Not entirely. According to studies, the reversibility depends on the severity of the damage and the cause. In other words, any damage to the nerve can be treated depending on the cause and the damage. For instance, if the nerve damage is caused by pressure on the nerves, it can be treated effectively and fast as long as it is not severe.

For patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, there are programs that can be used to eliminate pain while on medication; programs like “The Neuropathy Solution” by Dr. Randall Labrum. Neuropathy is a serious condition that should never be underestimated. So, if you think you are suffering from it now, visit your physician as soon as possible to avoid further complications.