#59 Balance Training

#59 Balance Training

When we are constantly anxious about losing balance, or falling, it can be hard to get motivated to get out of the house, be active and even see friends or family. It is for these reasons, both mental and physical, that it is important for us to maintain adequate balance.

#57 Pain & Sleep-a double edge

Neuropathic pain, pain that is associated with dysfunction in the peripheral system, is commonly associated with comorbid sleep disturbances. Neuropathic pain can often be complex and is often chronic (lasts longer than 6 months) and can be exacerbated by comorbid…

#56 VoxxLife Wearable Neurotech – Wow!

Peripheral neuropathy is actual damage to the nerves, and most commonly experienced in the person’s legs and feet.  Symptoms are often described as painful, burning, numbness, tingling, or electric shock.  It can affect balance, stability, cause cramping, weakness, poor coordination…

#55 Evening Primrose Oil – for pain relief

Have you ever heard of the Evening Primrose? It is a biennial plant, meaning it takes two years to complete its biological life cycle, and it is characterized by it’s beautiful yellow flowers. Its name stems (no pun intended) from…

#54 Lidocaine – Numbing the Pain

Image of A man holding his lower back with both hands. His lower back appears red indicating inflammation or pain.

What is Lidocaine? Lidocaine is a type of anesthetic, a substance which numbs tissues to block pain perception. Lidocaine is often used as a topical anesthetic in forms such as gels, liquids, or creams, but is also available via injections.…

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

For many people experiencing neuropathy,  foot drop or drop foot may be a developing symptom that is uncomfortable and frustrating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) characterizes drop foot as the struggle or inability to lift the toes…

#51 Your Present: Mind Full or Mindful?

A sunset with a large tree silhouette in the sun's path, with the saying: Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

A lot of our time is spent thinking. Not only do we think a lot, but we think a lot about things outside of any present moment. Thanks to the evolutionary achievement of stimulus independent thought, the human default brain…

#50 Mirror Box Therapy – Retraining the Brain

Mirror Box Therapy (also known as Mirror Therapy) was created by Villayanur S. Ramachandran initially to assist in the alleviation of phantom limb pain.  The principle of mirror box therapy is the use of a mirror to create a reflective illusion of an affected limb…