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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?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Oct 31, 2017

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.
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Topics: peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy Help

What Are Your treatment Options for Peripheral Neuropathy?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Oct 02, 2015

If you suspect you have or have been diagnosed with neuropathy, also called peripheral neuropathy, you know it is not pleasant. Suffering from burning, shooting or electric shock type pain, especially when you are inactive is a common occurance. In my opinion, the worst symptom of neuropathy is the inability to have a great sense of balance. When your feet can't accurately sense the surface you are walking on, you risk falling.
 
Neuropathy can be a painful, life altering condition. Selecting the proper treatment can lead to progression or regression. You need to choose wisely.
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Topics: peripheral neuropathy, pain relief, Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy Help, Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment, PEMF

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

How Cholesterol Drugs Affect Memory, Diabetes & Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Nov 02, 2014


Don’t you find it strange that a class of drugs that has questionable science and offers poor stated outcomes (prevention of heart disease in patient with just “high” cholesterol) would still be prescribed in such an amount that over a quarter of the US population over 45 is taking it? What drug class am I referring to? Statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s leading money-maker, largely due to relentless advertising. The aim of statin drugs is to lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver (which produces about 70 percent of total cholesterol in the body).

A recent study found the statin advertising might be driving high cholesterol over diagnosis and over-treatment.[1] If you think about it, the incidence of heart disease is not decreasing despite a large portion of the US population taking statins. A study from Sweden shows a similar lack of effectiveness. [2] What does that tell you about wisdom of continuing advocate the promotion of statin drug usage?

Unfortunately, due in part to the popularity of statin drugs, my office is seeing large number of people calling in to find help for peripheral neuropathy. [3], [4] One of the so-called side effects of statin drugs is the development of nerve and muscle damage. [5]

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Topics: Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, cholesterol, Heart Disease, pain, Drug-Free, Statin, Co-Q10, Diabetic Neuropathy, memory loss,

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

Chronic Pain Has Met It's Match With Pain Blasting Healing Laser

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Mar 08, 2014

"The tennis elbow pain I felt when you pushed on my forearm is gone! How does that work"? "The sharp stabbing pain that made me pause talking between each word is so much better two hours after the laser treatment". "Dr. J, I am not shuffling any longer, the plantar fascitis pain in my foot is virtrually gone after the laser treatment"! These words were music to my ears as patients experienced the benefits of the Multi-Wave Locked System on its first day of use. 

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Topics: fibromyalgia, chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, knee pain, MLS Laser, sciatica

Mercury Toxicity Mimics Many Diseases Including Autoimmunity (Video)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Mercury toxicity is the great mimicker of a host of health challenges.

Here is a sample of what one should know about mercury toxicity.

1: Mercury is known to denervate nerve fibers, similar to the pathology of multiple sclerosis. In other words it makes it so the nerves do not work.

2: Mercury can leak into the blood-brain barrier and reduce nerve conduction velocity and visual evoked responses, diagnostic tests used for multiple sclerosis.

3: Mercury can inhibit the action (binding) of happy hormones, like serotonin, at the synapse (nerve to nerve connection) leading to depression.

4: Mercury can cause hearing loss.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, Insomnia, mercury, depression, autoimmunity, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, candida

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