Additional Lynchburg Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain is an uncomfortable condition. The usual approach for conventional medicine is medication. Some patients are satisfied with this approach while others look beyond medication when they don’t get the relief they want. New realizations are pointing to an inflammation/gut connection that may be a factor. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Lynchburg neuropathy pain sufferers. Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 include tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For many sufferers, these approaches don’t always meet their expectations, so they check into nonpharmacologic treatments like nutritional supplements. Some 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 B vitamin, namely B7) on neuropathic pain was tested and found to be a possible therapy for neuropathic pain. The study documented that biotin supplementation could reduce the required dosage of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional approaches have been tried like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be cautiously utilized 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center will mix options to help patients find pain relief.

COMBINATION OF APPROACHES NEUROPATHY RELIEF

Combinations of treatments often do more 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 manage neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers studied and found value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices for neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically combined mindfulness with vitamin D to find how it impacted the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It succeeded! The combination decreased pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Palmer Chiropractic Center we include gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the mix to enhance relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Silke Laub on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes how chiropractic care can boost traditional treatments of diseases to ease patients’ pain.

Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment soon. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The usual approach of medication is one way. If it doesn’t deliver the relief you desire, let us talk about some other choices to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are important to Palmer Chiropractic Center!

Palmer Chiropractic Center shares new research on different nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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