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Rockwood Green and Wilkins’ Fractures – 6th Edition Now Available 

The Rockwood Solution provides a complete print and multimedia package consisting of the established three-volume reference on fractures, plus continuous access to an integrated content Website with feature articles from the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and other sources.

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Foods that help reduce Nerve Problems

Diets can have a significant impact on your level of pain and discomfort associated with the nerve problem, and it can even help slow the progression of this condition. Here are some facts about the foods that you should include in your diet to improve your symptoms and also slow the progression of nerve pain:
1. Vitamin B12 Rich Food-
These type of Vitamin helps you build, nourish, and repair the myelin sheath, the layer of fat around your nerves that offers protection against deterioration. Some researchers have found that high doses of vitamin B12 can help rebuild and repair damaged nerves. Food sources include Fatty fish, including mackerel, tuna, sardine, salmon, cod and also yogurt, bread, etc.
2. Vitamin B6 food sources-
Your body requires these vitamins in order to take in vitamin B12 effectively. The vitamin also helps you maintain healthy blood sugar levels and keeps your metabolism moving along usually. But too much intake of vitamin B6 can damage your nerves, so try to avoid supplements and get your B6 from food sources, which includes, chicken, fortified cereal, tuna and salmon, spinach.
3. Foods Rich in Vitamin B1-
This Vitamin energizes your nervous and muscular systems by converting carbs into energy for the nervous system, by creating the molecule ATP, which is used by the body’s cells for metabolism. Only a little amount of the vitamin B1 we eat makes it into our system, so it’s a great idea to always take a supplement in addition to eating foods high in vitamin B1, which includes navy, lentils, sunflower seeds, and green peas.


4. Ginger-
Ginger has proven to be a pain-relieving power due to their anti-inflammatory compounds are known as gingerols. Use of fresh ginger in a variety of dishes, or by making ginger tea by steeping a couple of teaspoons of perfectly chopped ginger in hot water for ten minutes.
5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids-
Omega-3 fatty acids promote better and faster recovery of the damaged nerves, and it helps to reduce pain by repairing the myelin sheath. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids include soybeans, walnuts, flax seeds. Salmon.
6. Potassium and Magnesium-
Potassium helps the nerves to transmit messages effectively, and magnesium helps relax your nervous system to calm the excited nerves and to reduce muscle tension. Adequate potassium and magnesium help you to feel more energetic, and it also reduces cramping, weakness, and pain. Food rich in potassium and magnesium includes spinach, quinoa, fresh fruit, pumpkin seeds.

7. Water-
Do not underestimate the importance of staying well-hydrated. Water reduces inflammation to help ease the pain, while dehydration can cause thickened blood and muscle spasms, which can lead to inflammation that worsens your pain. Adequate hydration keeps your body’s systems functioning more efficiently and protect your overall health and also a sense of wellbeing.

Facts about Nerve Pain

1. How the Pain Feels-
People who are suffering from nerve pain feel it in different ways. For some people, it’s like a stabbing pain in the middle of the night. For the rest, symptoms can include a chronic prickling, tingling, or burning sensation they sense all day. The uncontrolled nerve pain can be hard to bear with, but with treatment, be adequately controlled.
2. Understanding Nerve Pain-
Pain is supposedly the warning, to start with this condition. Usually, when your hand gets too close to a stove, the nerves send a pain signal to the brain, you will immediately pull back before you burn yourself. But if you have nerve damage, then that system isn’t working. Damaged nerves will send false signals, and you may feel real pain often without a cause. The damaged nerves may also result in you not feeling pain when you have an injury.


3. Nerve Pain Triggers-
Some people find that certain body positions or activities such as standing in line or walking become painful. The damage may also make your body overly sensitive. Some individuals may experience pain from bed sheets draped lightly over the body.
4. Loss of Feeling-
Nerve damage causes loss of sensation or numbness in the fingertips, which makes it harder to do things with your hands. Knitting, typing, or even tying your shoes becomes difficult. Many individuals with nerve damage say that their sense of touch feels dulled, like if they are always wearing gloves.
5. Sleep-
Nerve pain is generally worse at night. The touch of your sheets or the pressure of lying down is uncomfortable. If you can’t sleep due to your nerve pain, make sure to mention it to your doctor. Modifying lifestyle habits or taking medicine always help.

6. Losing Balance-
Along with dulling your sense of touch, nerve damage can result in muscle weakness and affect your sense of balance, and this could lead to falls. Assistive devices like canes, braces or walkers may help. Also, take help from Physical and occupational therapy. 


7. Unseen Injuries¬-
It doesn’t just cause pain but also cause numbness that may prevent you from feeling pain when it matters. People with the condition sometimes injure themselves without realizing it. Your doctor will recommend that you check yourself for injuries regularly, especially your feet.
8. Nerve Pain Progression-
If the condition is left untreated, the nerve damage will worsen over time. It usually starts with the nerves farthest from the brain and spinal cord such as the ones in the hands and feet. Then the nerve pain may move up into the legs and arms. However, if you get treatment for the condition causing the nerve damage, you may be able to stop the damage or even reverse it.

Dr. Sharon Stanley 

Dr. Sharon Stanley is the author of almost 200 publications, and she also serves on numerous editorial boards.


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