Lions Mane are very unique medicinal mushrooms because they stimulate the production of nerve growth factor. NGF keeps nerve cells healthy and can repair nerve damage. I grow Lions Mane mushrooms and have made dual extracted tinctures that helped with my overall homeostasis, as well as feeling more "sharp" when it came to word recovery and sentence formation, like, not being at a loss for a word which was sometimes happening from time to time.
My hubby's nerve damage to his back is pretty much gone. He can sleep on his right side again, and I never hear him complain of pain in that location. I would add the tincture to a glass of juice in the morning. Always consider your source, and don't be scared to try your hand at growing them! They are quite simple to grow. You can find spores google root mushroom farm.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
I have sciatica from a herniated disc. So the herniated disc can pinch the sciatic nerve. For over 18 days, the numbness in my calf and foot didn't go away, although the nerve pain was reducing with time. The moment I started taking Alpha Lipoic Acid, I started seeing improvements. The second day of using the numbness started subsiding and I was walking better without limping too much.
There is a great post about Alpha Lipoic Acid in the neuropathy section. I think ALA promotes nerve healing.
I took a pill 0f 300mg in the morning with food and one more at night with food.
Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
I'm curious as to what exercises you performed ( in addition to consuming aspartame) that initially contributed to the pain?
I suffered from nerve damage for around five months. The pain was in my groin, it was caused by exercise, and it was excruciating.I spoke with a urologist, and he said that the pain was caused by an inflamed inguinal nerve.I researched the inguinal nerve, and discovered that it went from the spinal cord (L1, L4) to the groin area. I then had a chiropractor adjust those vertebrae, and the groin pain completely went away. So if you're suffering from nerve damage, rather than treating the pain, you might want to consider treating its source. It worked for me.
Hope this helps someone.
Coconut oil for back pain (pinched nerve)
Yes!!! It worked wonderfully. I rubbed a quarter sized amount of coconut oil on my back a little over an hour ago. It has made the pain go away. I don't know how long the relief will last but I will keep using it.
Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
For about the last ten years I have had a pinched nerve in my neck. I am 40 and very active (yoga, lift weights, run, etc) It flared up on occasion when I would work out hard and I would injure my shoulder or neck, putting additional pressure on the nerve. About 18 months ago the pain got so severe that I was seriously considering surgery which would have fused some discs in my neck together (among other things). A business associate had mentioned that he had problems with his knees hurting when he drank diet coke, which i drank. As a last resort I quit drinking diet coke and about 4 weeks later the pain in my neck was down to manageable levels again. This lasted about until recently when it flared up again, I had recently started taking a new weightlifting supplement (powder) and upon closer inspection it contained aspartame. I talked to my doctor who had not heard anything about his particular side effect of aspartame, but we theorized that the additive caused small swelling to muscles which impinged my already narrow nerve openings. needles to say, I have cut aspartame back out of my diet.