First, you have to determine where your nerve pain is originating. The nerve pain in your back could actually be originating from your feet and you just don’t know it. If this is the case, make sure to find a comfortable pair of shoes. If you are an athlete or an avid runner, it could be that you are walking or running on your feet the wrong way, which is exacerbating the pain in your back. Also, at the end of the day, make sure to put your feet up, soak them in a bath or do whatever you can to take good care of your feet.
Also, if you have nerve pain – either in your feet, legs or back – as a result of diabetes, be sure to remain diligent about your treatment and to always take your insulin. In addition, you also want to be constantly be checking your blood sugar levels and never let yourself eat too many sugary foods or drinks. The more diligent you are about your condition, the less severe your nerve pain will be. In fact, if you become a master of your diabetes, you might not even feel the nerve pain at all.
Another alternative treatment is exercise. Many PMIR, or pain management and injury relief doctors, say that exercise can have a cure-like ability when it comes to nerve pain and discomfort. Not only does physical activity release pain killing chemicals into your body, like endorphins, but it can also increase blood flow, which can have a whole host of healing benefits. Exercises that are good for nerve pain include swimming, walking and light aerobics. While you don’t want to push yourself, you do want to work up a good sweat. If you are swimming, a few laps should do just fine.
Lastly, take a bath and relax. You could look at nerve pain as an excellent opportunity to take a break – from the stresses of everyday life and work. When you have nerve pain, what you need to do is take it easy – very easy. Rest and recuperation is essential to recovering from nerve pain. On top of soaking in a warm bath, you might want to light some candles and put on some soothing music – meditating can go a long way in healing chronic nerve pain.