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Peripheral Neuropathy and the Spine

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jul 13 6:32pm | Replies (17)

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I had successful back surgery four years ago for thoracic/lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylothesis, it helped the pain tremendously, but didn’t change the peripheral neuropathy of my right leg. I was given the firm lecture about the importance of losing weight. I hesitated to write you a reply as I’m sure you’re aware of and have tried many weight loss options, as I have. I did lose the weight and the ONLY thing that I found tolerable and worked for me, was the use of the app “MyFitnessPal”. You enter what you eat as the day goes by and it tracks your nutrition and calorie count. I try to keep my daily calories close to 1200, while getting my 3 “calcium rich” foods per day for my osteoporosis. This will sound ridiculous, but I’ve found the easiest way to do it is to eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch and switch up dinner. I buy the Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers, less sugar/controlled portion. I walk around the block daily, but I’m slow because of the neuropathy, but it feels good to be out. Good luck to you, you can do this😊

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To centre – good points for sure!! I do walk daily and in winter months walk inside. We also buy Cafe Steamers for control over carb in take. I shoot for 1400 – 1500 cal per day. Few lbs a month adds up places less stress on lower back. Will look into the app….thanks for info. Ed

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