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
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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describes how chiropractic care can enhance
traditional treatments of diseases to help pain patients.
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.!