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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson's Chronic Condition Natural Treatment Blog

Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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The Answer to Diabetic Leg Pain (Neuropathy)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Apr 09, 2015


One of the complications of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of nerve damage which often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.

People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning as well as a loss of sensation compared to a feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.

Peripheral neuropathy is a serious disease of blood vessels that supply the nerves as well as the nerves themselves

The most common drug prescribed for people suffering with diabetic related leg pain is Lyrica®.

But it comes with a huge price.

To be quite honest I have to wonder how this drug was ever approved. One look at the PDR will get you wondering to.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Vitamin Deficiency,

Are Diabetics Being Cheated?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Mar 28, 2015

A recent diabetic patient was concerned that despite watching her diet and taking her diabetes medication her hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) keeps going up.

Remember, Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or A1c) is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Diabetes, Mineral Deficiency,, Vitamin Deficiency,, HbA1c

Can Diabetes Be Managed Naturally?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Mar 14, 2015


Diabetes Type 2, once called non-insulin diabetes mellitus and by other names such as adult onset diabetes is a disease process that can be managed naturally and even reversed in certain situations. The key is not to think of managing type 2 diabetes, but rather helping the individual with diabetes to resolve the underlying cause or causes before the condition is irreversible. There is a point of no return.

The biggest concept to understand is that of labeling a disease process and then going about treating the label. Treating the label is NOT what the topic of this article is about. Rather the thrust of the information you are about to read is how can YOU reverse the process that led to your body’s inability to control blood sugar.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Diabetes, insulin resistance, Neuropathy, Blood Sugar,, Functional Medicine,

Options In Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Most Options for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Include Prescription Medication, However Effective Drug-Free Options Are Available

Many neuropathy patients take the traditional medical route of attempting to treat the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy with powerful drugs. The irony is many medications that are prescribed for the treatment of other health challenges can bring about peripheral neuropathy by causing nerve damage.

Since medications don't help with the underlying causative factor(s) for neuropathy nerve damage, one of the most dreaded and dangerous side effects of peripheral neuropathy often occurs. What is this most dangerous neuropathy symptom? In my opinion it is the loss of balance due to subtle or significant loss of sensation in the feet. The loss of balance can lead to falls and even death!

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy Help, Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment, symptoms of peripheral neuropathy

The Role Of Inflammation in Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Aug 17, 2014

An article published in 2011 in the prestigious Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal points out an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of peripheral neuropathy.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, inflammation, Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathy, Functional Peripheral Nerve Restoration, Diabetic Neuropathy

Don't Let “Cold and Flu Season” Make You a Victim

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Nov 07, 2013

Hopefully, by the time you read this article, you have not already been plagued with a nasty cold, flu, sinus infection or upper respiratory infection.  Every year around this time we are told the “cold and flu season” is upon us. For many who haven’t learned a way around participating in this dubious season, the expectation is to get “sick” once again.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, NRT, cold, flu, body reflex testing, nutrition, hydration, Humidity

The Role of Micronutrients In Autoimmune And Diabetic Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Dec 22, 2012

Micronutrients such as niacin, magnesium, calcium, zinc, carnitine, inositol, alpha-lipoic acid, as well as vitamins E, B6 and D all play an important role in the prevention and management of patients with diabetes.

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Topics: autoimmune, Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Diabetes, SpectraCell, micronutrient, Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition

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