How a Few Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Relieve Your Nerve Pain

Stated bluntly, nerve pain can debilitate you if you don’t get treatment. Any number of factors can cause your pain, including: 

If you’re suffering from nerve pain or neuropathy, Dr. David Berkower at Berkower Pain & Spine Rehabilitation in Pembroke Pines, Florida, can help. 

The best diet for your nerves

B vitamins protect nerve cells. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) provides your nerves with energy to function, while vitamin B6 relieves nerve pain and transmits nerve impulses correctly. Vitamin B12 regenerates the nerves, protecting them from damage. 

A deficiency in vitamins B12 or B1 may be partly responsible for your nerve pain. Dr. Berkower can help you plan a nerve-healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to compensate for any vitamin deficiencies and allow your body to heal.

Additional dietary changes

Peripheral neuropathy

A form of nerve pain, peripheral neuropathy often strikes patients with diabetes. Poor communication within nerves can inflict debilitating stabbing, tingling and burning pain, ultimately damaging the nerves. Diabetes is often the result of poor nutrition and/or obesity. Dr. Berkower can suggest proper nutrients, foods and exercises to help manage both your condition and pain.

Is peripheral neuropathy causing your pain?

In addition to pain, those with peripheral neuropathy may experience: 

Aside from diabetes, a variety of risk factors figure into the development of peripheral neuropathy, including: 

It’s especially important to resolve peripheral neuropathy sooner rather than later, when it will be far more difficult to cure. Bring any concerns and questions to Dr. Berkower, who can put you on a path to wellness.

Simple lifestyle changes can combat your pain

Besides diet, Dr. Berkower recommends making some basic lifestyle adjustments, such as avoiding repetitive movements, increasing your amount of light to moderate exercise, and not remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Be sure to get up from your computer regularly to stretch and move around. Dr. Berkower offers specific exercises that help rather than harm. 

If you smoke, quit. And don’t overdo your alcohol consumption.

We’re here to help 

Learn how a few minor changes can make a big difference in your nerve pain. If you’re concerned about pain or other chronic conditions, call us at 954-430-9972 to arrange your consultation, or book your appointment online with Dr. Berkower today. You can also send us a message here on the website. 

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