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?

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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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@rwinney
OK, here's my shout out. Through your experience at the pain clinic I hope to learn some things that might help Linda (and myself of course).

SUGGESTION THAT MAY BE TOTALLY UNNECESSARY:
I'd just like to make one tiny suggestion, Rachel. When you are down there going through this whole program, if at the end of the day you find that writing about it here on Connect GIVES you energy, then by all means do that. If you find that it TAKES energy from you that you may not have after hard-working days of learning new things (as I can imagine might be the case) then wait until after you are back. I know I don't have to tell you this, it's more for me. I worry about you, just like I worry about all my good friend I have met here who are being dragged down by insidious neuropathy.

Best, Hank

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@jesfactsmon

@rwinney
OK, here's my shout out. Through your experience at the pain clinic I hope to learn some things that might help Linda (and myself of course).

SUGGESTION THAT MAY BE TOTALLY UNNECESSARY:
I'd just like to make one tiny suggestion, Rachel. When you are down there going through this whole program, if at the end of the day you find that writing about it here on Connect GIVES you energy, then by all means do that. If you find that it TAKES energy from you that you may not have after hard-working days of learning new things (as I can imagine might be the case) then wait until after you are back. I know I don't have to tell you this, it's more for me. I worry about you, just like I worry about all my good friend I have met here who are being dragged down by insidious neuropathy.

Best, Hank

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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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@rwinney That is a great observation. I'm am really hoping that you will find great success with the pain rehab center and I am looking forward to hearing about any progress. Best wishes my cyber friend!

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@johnbishop

@rwinney That is a great observation. I'm am really hoping that you will find great success with the pain rehab center and I am looking forward to hearing about any progress. Best wishes my cyber friend!

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@johbishop Thank you John 🙂

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@jesfactsmon

@rwinney
OK, here's my shout out. Through your experience at the pain clinic I hope to learn some things that might help Linda (and myself of course).

SUGGESTION THAT MAY BE TOTALLY UNNECESSARY:
I'd just like to make one tiny suggestion, Rachel. When you are down there going through this whole program, if at the end of the day you find that writing about it here on Connect GIVES you energy, then by all means do that. If you find that it TAKES energy from you that you may not have after hard-working days of learning new things (as I can imagine might be the case) then wait until after you are back. I know I don't have to tell you this, it's more for me. I worry about you, just like I worry about all my good friend I have met here who are being dragged down by insidious neuropathy.

Best, Hank

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Hi Hank, I don’t know if you saw my previous post about dry needling but I thought that the naturopathic oncologist Dr. Heather Paulson (.com) I mentioned might be of interest for Linda as she specializes in post chemo induced neuropathy. Just FYI. Helen

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@helennicola

Hi Hank, I don’t know if you saw my previous post about dry needling but I thought that the naturopathic oncologist Dr. Heather Paulson (.com) I mentioned might be of interest for Linda as she specializes in post chemo induced neuropathy. Just FYI. Helen

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@helennicola
Oh, no, I might have missed that Helen, thank you so much for mentioning it again. I will investigate further based on your recommendation. Very sweet of you! Hank

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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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Way to go girl! I hope and pray this is your answer. I wish you the utmost success.I began the journey into neuroplasticity a several years ago but too many new health problems and constant medication problems kept interfering. When I stabize I'm considering giving it another shot.

In the meantime, I will keep pushing through like usual and take full advantage of life!

Warmest regards, Sunnyflower. 🤗

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@sunnyflower

Way to go girl! I hope and pray this is your answer. I wish you the utmost success.I began the journey into neuroplasticity a several years ago but too many new health problems and constant medication problems kept interfering. When I stabize I'm considering giving it another shot.

In the meantime, I will keep pushing through like usual and take full advantage of life!

Warmest regards, Sunnyflower. 🤗

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@sunnyflower Atta girl! I'm proud to know you. 💪🏼

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@rwinney

@sunnyflower Atta girl! I'm proud to know you. 💪🏼

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@sunnyflower Here are the roses I received yesterday from my hubby for our 30th wedding anniversary. I feel blessed to receive beautiful flowers from the good people in my life and always like to share with others to hopefully put a smile on someone's face. Today, my dear, it is YOU!!! May you enjoy the beauty, along with me. ❤

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@rwinney

@sunnyflower Here are the roses I received yesterday from my hubby for our 30th wedding anniversary. I feel blessed to receive beautiful flowers from the good people in my life and always like to share with others to hopefully put a smile on someone's face. Today, my dear, it is YOU!!! May you enjoy the beauty, along with me. ❤

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@rwinney
Beauties! And congrats on your first 30. Good luck on the next 30.

Went to my Aunt's (93) and Uncle's (95) 65th anniversary a couple years ago. I told them that they only needed to make it another 17 to set the world record. Now it's 15. They are still going for it. I made them cut down on the all-weekend partying/carousing and have them going to the gym a couple times a day. I think they have a shot. (Kidding of course. They are sweethearts and don't party ALL weekend). 😊

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@jesfactsmon

@rwinney
Beauties! And congrats on your first 30. Good luck on the next 30.

Went to my Aunt's (93) and Uncle's (95) 65th anniversary a couple years ago. I told them that they only needed to make it another 17 to set the world record. Now it's 15. They are still going for it. I made them cut down on the all-weekend partying/carousing and have them going to the gym a couple times a day. I think they have a shot. (Kidding of course. They are sweethearts and don't party ALL weekend). 😊

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@jesfactsmon Haha ~ love that story! Thank you Hank!!!

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@helennicola

Hi Hank, I don’t know if you saw my previous post about dry needling but I thought that the naturopathic oncologist Dr. Heather Paulson (.com) I mentioned might be of interest for Linda as she specializes in post chemo induced neuropathy. Just FYI. Helen

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I’ve had good results from dry needling. Might not be permanent but it helps.

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