Additional Minster Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The usual approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients find relief while others look beyond medication in the light of less than desired relief. New realizations are indicating an inflammation/gut connection that may play a role. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Minster neuropathy pain sufferers. Minster 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

Neuropathic pain affects 7 to 10% of the population. Usual treatment options include tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For some sufferers, these options don’t always meet their hope for relief, so they turn to 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 vitamin known as B7) on neuropathic pain was evaluated and found to be a potential therapy for neuropathic pain. The study found that biotin supplementation could reduce the required dosage of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional means 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 medications alone. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center will combine 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 changes in lifestyle, researchers realized that diet and lifestyle interventions help manage neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation affect 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 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 Minster Chiropractic Center 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 illustrates how chiropractic care can augment traditional treatments of diseases to ease patients’ pain.

Schedule your Minster 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’s talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Minster Chiropractic Center!

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