#22 Volunteering

#22 Volunteering

Giving of yourself, doing something for others, doing something for free…what does volunteering mean to you? Our communities, and society at large, depend on those who give of themselves, volunteering their time and skills with a range of opportunities and…

#17 Physiotherapy For Combating Pain

#17 Physiotherapy For Combating Pain

What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is designed to be practiced by licensed physiotherapists whom help restore movement and function to individuals who are affected by injury, illness or disability.  Physiotherapists teach patients movements and exercises to be practiced at home or in…

#16 Antidepressants and Neuropathic Pain

#16  Antidepressants and Neuropathic Pain

Antidepressants such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, and despiramine are first-line treatments for neuropathic pain. They are known as tricyclic antidepressants. But how do these drugs, used to enhance mood, also reduce pain? There is a major overlap in the neural mechanisms that…

#15 Yoga And Neuropathy

#15 Yoga And Neuropathy

What is yoga? Yoga is a thousands-of-years-old physical, mental, and spiritual practice that is beneficial for many disorders of the nervous system. It is not just bending into seemingly impossible poses. The practice of yoga is composed of asana (the…

#14 Fight Pain With Magnesium

#14 Fight Pain With Magnesium

In a Huffington Post blog (1) the author writes: Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff — whether it is a body part or an even a mood — is a sign of magnesium…

#11 Add Vitamin B12

#11 Add Vitamin B12

  Vitamin B, and specifically B12 helps many people with the ‘electric shock’ nerve pains.  Many people with neuromuscular disorders have found some relief by adding this to their daily routine.  Choose a good quality brand as not all are…