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Additional New Roads Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain is an uncomfortable condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is medication. 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 be a factor. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these New Roads neuropathy pain sufferers. New Roads 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. Usual treatment options consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For some patients, these approaches do not 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 confirmed it as a possible therapy for neuropathic pain. The study documented that biotin supplementation could decrease the dose required of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional means have been tested like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be carefully used in certain patients with certain conditions (like renal dysfunction). Again, Vitamin B supplementation was found to be well tolerated and to be more successful in relieving neuropathic pain than meds alone. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center will combine options to help patients find pain relief.

COMBINATION OF APPROACHES NEUROPATHY RELIEF

Combinations of treatment methods often do more than one. For neuropathy, combining the knowledge that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are associated with changes in lifestyle, researchers found that lifestyle and diet 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 for 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center we insert 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 enhance traditional treatments of diseases to ease patients’ pain.

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment today. The pain of neuropathy stimulates its sufferers to find relief. The usual approach of medication is one way. If it doesn’t deliver the relief you desire, let’s talk about some other choices to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to New Roads Chiropractic Center!

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