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Additional Carrolltown Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain is an uncomfortable condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients find relief while others look beyond medication when they don’t get the relief they want. New realizations are indicating an inflammation/gut connection that may play a role. Nutritional supplements come into play for these Carrolltown neuropathy pain sufferers. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation as a member of their healthcare team shares some new studies on the effectiveness of these additional nutritional options.

NUTRITION FOR NEUROPATHY PAIN

Neuropathic pain affects 7 to 10% of the population. Usual treatment options include tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For many patients, these approaches do not always fulfill their expectations, so they turn to 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 B vitamin, namely B7) on neuropathic pain was evaluated and confirmed it as a potential therapy for neuropathic pain. The study documented that biotin supplementation could reduce the dose required of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional approaches have been tested like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be carefully utilized in certain patients with specific conditions (like renal dysfunction). Again, Vitamin B supplementation was shown to be well tolerated and to be more successful in relieving neuropathic pain than meds alone. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 knowledge that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are linked with lifestyle changes, researchers found that lifestyle and diet interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers studied and found value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices in neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically mixed mindfulness with vitamin D to see how it affected the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It worked! The combination decreased pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation we insert gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the mix to help manage 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The usual approach of medication is one method. If it does not deliver the relief you desire, let us talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares new research on different nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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