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Additional Auburn Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients are satisfied with this approach while others look beyond medication in the light of less than desired relief. New realizations are pointing to an inflammation/gut connection that may play a role. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Auburn neuropathy pain sufferers. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. as a member of their healthcare team shares some new studies on the effectiveness of these additional nutritional options.

NUTRITION FOR NEUROPATHY PAIN

Seven to 10% of the population suffers with neuropathic pain. Typical treatment options consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For many patients, these options don’t always satisfy their hope for relief, so they check into nonpharmacologic treatments like nutritional supplements. Many try vitamins B and D, zinc, magnesium, and St. John’s wart and curcumin. (1) In a recent rat study, the antinociceptive effect of biotin (a vitamin known as B7) on neuropathic pain was tested and confirmed it as a potential therapy for neuropathic pain. The study documented that biotin supplementation could reduce the required dosage of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional means have been tried like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be cautiously used in certain patients with certain conditions (like renal dysfunction). Again, Vitamin B supplementation was shown to be well tolerated and to be more effective in relieving neuropathic pain than medications alone. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will blend options to assist patients in finding pain relief.

COMBINATION OF APPROACHES NEUROPATHY RELIEF

Combinations of treatment methods often perform better than one. For neuropathy, combining the understanding that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are associated with lifestyle changes, researchers realized that diet and lifestyle interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers examined and found value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices in neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically combined mindfulness with vitamin D to see how it impacted the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It worked! The combination reduced pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. we include gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the treatment plan to help manage relief.

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Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment soon. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The common approach of medication is one way. If it does not deliver the relief you want, let’s talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares new research on different nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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