NEUROPATHY FACT VS. FICTION
And Why What Your Doctor Has Told You Is Probably
By Dr. Randall C. Labrum
As I go from place to place giving lectures, classes and
seminars, an unfortunate situation continues to amaze me,
and cause me great concern. With NO exception, my
seminar attendees think and believe that their condition
of neuropathy has no cure.
The medical community is largely responsible for this misinformation
being passed on to the suffering patient. In my view,
it is the job and responsibility of the family doctor to
teach the patient about their neuropathy problem.
It is also the doctor’s job to train the patient in what
they can do to improve and manage their neuropathy case
successfully. Given the misconceptions of my seminar
attendees however, this teaching and training obviously
isn't being done. That this discouraging situation
be allowed to continue year after year, in a world where
medicine has otherwise come to offer so many outstanding
solutions and even "miracles", is a real shame.
Many neuropathy patients, suffering with foot pain, tingling,
numbness, burning, and all of the other evasive and hard
to describe symptoms, don’t even know the name of their
condition! And while others do, that is essentially
all that they know. With this in mind, I want to address
some of the most commonly INCORRECT "facts" that suffering
neuropathy patients have been been told, or come to understand,
due to the lack of patient education by the medical community.
1. Neuropathy comes with age, and there is nothing you
can do about it.
This statement is only partially correct, inasmuch as aging
changes do contribute to the increased onset and intensity
of the condition. There are however, many simple techniques
and procedures that any person can learn which will offset
many of the effects of aging. One example of the many
easy things that can be done is to simply recline on the
sofa for a fifteen minute nap with the feet propped up on
the back of the sofa above the level of the body.
This simple "exercise" allows the stagnated blood in the
feet and lower legs to move more rapidly back to the heart
and lungs with the assistance of gravity, where it will
be oxygenated and cleansed.
2. We do not know what causes neuropathy.
This is absolutely incorrect! Most of the causes of
neuropathy are indeed known and not difficult to understand.
For example, people who have been treated for cancer with
“chemotherapy” are at very high risk for developing neuropathy.
The poisonous effects of these powerful drugs damage the
sensory nerves in the feet, hands and other peripheral areas.
Since neither surgery nor prescription drugs are effective
curing this disease, most physicians are not willing to
take the time to educate and manage these types of cases
and just tell the patient that there is no known cause or
cure, and that the best that can be offered are powerful,
painkilling drugs. This is truly an unfortunate and
incorrect approach to a very treatable condition.
There are also many other causes for this condition other
than diabetes. Another example is the sudden reduction of
blood pressure due to anti-hypertensive prescriptions.
This situation can, however, be offset with simple circulation
3. There are no treatment procedures for neuropathy.
The treatment procedures which work so well do not need
to be administered by a doctor. Therefore the doctor
is not motivated to teach the simple procedures to the patient.
Experience has proven that most family doctors are not even
aware of these easy methods and are not motivated to get
involved with this type of patient management, simply because
it's too time intensive and not worthwhile financially.
Patients therefore must assume the responsibility of learning
and implementing the methods of self treatment. This
is actually a good and positive thing! Significant
amounts of money will be saved by the patient taking over
their own case and not paying the high professional fees.
By reducing these costs, most any person is able to correct
their neuropathy problem without the financial burdens which
eliminate many individuals from getting the care which they
otherwise need and deserve.
4. It just gets worse with time, and you have to accept
that you are “stuck” with it.
This statement is only true if the neuropathy patient ignores
their condition and takes no remedial action. If corrective,
self treatment procedures are implemented by the patient,
the miserable symptoms of neuropathy can be greatly improved.
Instead of the condition worsening and an individual finding
herself “stuck” with it, life gets much better as the pain,
numbness, and tingling sensations get better and normal
life returns. This is made possible as the sufferer
begins taking easy and proven steps for improving the circulation
in the legs and feet.
5. Since you are diabetic, there is no help available
This very incorrect, but common statement is so unfortunate
and untrue. Although the condition of diabetes does
indeed complicate the condition of neuropathy, it does not
eliminate the diabetic patient from significant help with
their neuropathy condition. Most persons with diabetic
neuropathy would be very satisfied with 30-70% improvement
of their condition. This is what we have experienced
by teaching diabetic individuals how to increase circulation
and regenerate the health of their sensory nerves in the
legs, feet, and hands.
In terms of all of the misconceptions I've just addressed,
it is ultimately the responsibility of the neuropathy sufferer
to prove them incorrect for himself, by acquiring the information
and education necessary to start the healing process on
his own. A doctor likely won't hold your hand through
this process, nor even point you in the right general direction.
Unfortunately, that's just not the way the system as it's
set up today works.
Please do not fail yourself with prejudice, doubt, indecision,
or lack of action. Recovery is waiting for you, but
you alone must take the responsibility and fulfill the simple,
easy to learn steps which lead to dramatic improvement of
this frustrating condition.
information on how you can began as soon as today,
taking charge of your neuropathy condition, please look
over The Neuropathy Solution program which I
created uniquely for peripheral neuropathy sufferers.
here to go there now.
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Dr. Randall C. Labrum is a clinician, researcher and one of America’s top neuropathy educators, as well as the author and creator of
The Neuropathy Solution Program.
After having his life brought to a standstill by the debilitating pain of peripheral neuropathy, which struck out of the blue and seemingly without reason right as he was "contemplating retirement", Dr. Labrum set off on a quest that would eventually lead him to the development of the hugely successful
The Neuropathy Solution
Program. This simple, six-step program is the same program that Dr. Labrum used to quickly and conclusively treat his own case of neuropathy. To this day, Dr. Labrum has no symptoms whatsoever of the disease, which now afflicts an estimated 20-30 million Americans alone.
Dr. Labrum has since helped many, many other neuropathy sufferers get their lives back. Through both
The Neuropathy Solution
Program and his FREE
newsletter, Dr. Labrum continues educating, motivating,
and ultimately healing neuropathy sufferers the world
over. You can sign up to receive the Neuropathy Bulletin
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