Neuropathy and Brain Neuroplasticity

Posted by Barry Sheales @user_che214927, Feb 15, 2020

I have been diagnosed as having Peripheral-neuropathy. I am aged 89 and extremely fit. Iam on nil medication for any reason, and am not in pain.. I have studied the new science of Neuroplasticity, and have started following the practices I need to adopt and actuall regrow my neurons to a full recovery. Are there any brain exercises out there that I can review?

@johnbishop

It’s actually easier on the knees than a treadmill in my opinion. It does take some getting used to because of balance. I used my walker the first couple of times in front of it so I could brace myself if needed. I bought some Nordic walking sticks to use with it and that helps the balance.

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@johnbishop Those sound like good ideas, John. Is the equipment heavy to move around? (I may take it from one room to another.)

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@hopeful33250

@johnbishop Those sound like good ideas, John. Is the equipment heavy to move around? (I may take it from one room to another.)

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@hopeful33250 it's very light and comes with a really nice large canvas carrying case. Dimensions : 22″ x 26″ x 6″
Average Weight: 12.5 LBS

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@hopeful33250

@user_che214927 Congratulations on your successes, Barry! In addition to your exercise bike, you mention a Sanddune Stepper. I'm not familiar with that. Do you have a picture of that as well?

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Hello. I saw the video on this equipment and it seems it only works the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the front and back of the lower legs. Is this correct? Thank you very much, Sunnyflower

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@hopeful33250

@user_che214927 Congratulations on your successes, Barry! In addition to your exercise bike, you mention a Sanddune Stepper. I'm not familiar with that. Do you have a picture of that as well?

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Sorry Teresa, you are mixxing me up with somebody, as I do not have a Stepper. Best wishes from Australia

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@hopeful33250

@johnbishop Thanks, John. Yes, I think you use this as well, don't you? For some reason, it looks like it would be hard on the knees, however, it is advertised to be good for bad knees. Do you find it OK for your knees?

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I can assure you Teresa, riding a bike is excellent for people with knee problems, as it is a regular , no jarring movement. It actually improves the knee, as the exercise strengthens, both calf and thigh muscles, which tightens and protects knee joint function

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Hi Barry @user_che214927, How is your outside riding going on your yellow trike bike? I think that would be kind of fun if I was able to find one around here and the price was right. I've looked at the low slung recumbent 3 wheel bikes but I think they are more expensive. We have a nice bike trail close by and it would be nice to get outside more. Hope all is going well for you.

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Just started reading an article I found, looks to be interesting and hopefully I can get through it 🙂

What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains [+14 Exercises]: https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/

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@johnbishop

Just started reading an article I found, looks to be interesting and hopefully I can get through it 🙂

What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains [+14 Exercises]: https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/

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@johnbishop Thanks John, once again, for such a great link to neuroplasticity. Very useful!!!! Lori Renee

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@johnbishop

Just started reading an article I found, looks to be interesting and hopefully I can get through it 🙂

What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains [+14 Exercises]: https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/

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@johnbishop Two 👍🏻👍🏻 up! I learned some new things and expanded my neuroplasticity knowledge. Thanks John.

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@johnbishop

Just started reading an article I found, looks to be interesting and hopefully I can get through it 🙂

What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains [+14 Exercises]: https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/

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@johnbishop When I think about it, John, the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation program is neuroplasticity. The program's focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy, bio feedback, physical and occupational therapy, excercise, proper diet, mental health, meditation…all or most of what I read in the article you posted earlier. What drew me to applying for the pain rehab program was Dr. Slettons video on Central Pain Sensitization. I had never heard of it. A light bulb went off in my head like, holy @#$% this makes complete sense for me. And it makes sense for so, so many chronic pain victims.

I understand that the term neuroplasticity is an umbrella term, as much as Central Pain Sensitization is an umbrella term for pathways gone wrong. Our brains are on overload from different and/or many medications, procedures, treatments, surgeries, and in a constant state of pain, discomfort, concern and anxiety. This most likely translates to altered daily physical activities, less socializing, being more reclusive. What a recipe for failure….if we allow it.

When I first learned about neuroplasticity, that same light bulb went off. I was glad you brought up the fact that neuroplasticity is not easy. It's not for everyone, it takes time, great discipline and determination, as I can attest to thus far along with @avmcbellar and @user_che214927.

As you know I'm getting ready to begin Mayo's pain rehab program October 5th. We spoke about me creating a new conversation and posting daily (as I can) about the program, my learning and experiences. I would love to help others and am wondering how many Connect members think it would be beneficial and are interested in learning with me? Give me a shout out to let me know. Thank you.

My best wishes to you all,
Rachel

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@rwinney

@johnbishop When I think about it, John, the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation program is neuroplasticity. The program's focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy, bio feedback, physical and occupational therapy, excercise, proper diet, mental health, meditation…all or most of what I read in the article you posted earlier. What drew me to applying for the pain rehab program was Dr. Slettons video on Central Pain Sensitization. I had never heard of it. A light bulb went off in my head like, holy @#$% this makes complete sense for me. And it makes sense for so, so many chronic pain victims.

I understand that the term neuroplasticity is an umbrella term, as much as Central Pain Sensitization is an umbrella term for pathways gone wrong. Our brains are on overload from different and/or many medications, procedures, treatments, surgeries, and in a constant state of pain, discomfort, concern and anxiety. This most likely translates to altered daily physical activities, less socializing, being more reclusive. What a recipe for failure….if we allow it.

When I first learned about neuroplasticity, that same light bulb went off. I was glad you brought up the fact that neuroplasticity is not easy. It's not for everyone, it takes time, great discipline and determination, as I can attest to thus far along with @avmcbellar and @user_che214927.

As you know I'm getting ready to begin Mayo's pain rehab program October 5th. We spoke about me creating a new conversation and posting daily (as I can) about the program, my learning and experiences. I would love to help others and am wondering how many Connect members think it would be beneficial and are interested in learning with me? Give me a shout out to let me know. Thank you.

My best wishes to you all,
Rachel

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I am so excited for you. Please keep us posted on the Pain Rehab Clinic!

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@bustrbrwn22

I am so excited for you. Please keep us posted on the Pain Rehab Clinic!

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@bustrbrwn22 Thank you very much and I sure will!

This is my official welcome! 🤗 I've been reading and getting to know about you. I'm happy you have joined Connect and are getting to know members. We can't take away your physical pain but, we can refocus and work together in support of one another. Sharing tips is always nice too. Take care.
May you have a peaceful evening,
Rachel

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