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Additional West Palm Beach Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The usual approach for conventional medicine is medication. 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 West Palm Beach neuropathy pain sufferers. Chiropractic Care 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 include tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For many patients, these options don’t always fulfill their expectations, 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 B vitamin, namely B7) on neuropathic pain was evaluated and confirmed it as a possible therapy for neuropathic pain. The study found that biotin supplementation could decrease the dose required of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional approaches have been tried like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be cautiously used in certain patients with specific conditions (like renal dysfunction). Again, Vitamin B supplementation was found to be well tolerated and to be more effective in relieving neuropathic pain than meds alone. (3) Chiropractic Care will combine options to help patients find 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 linked with lifestyle changes, researchers realized that lifestyle and diet 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 find 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 Chiropractic Care 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 help pain patients.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. 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 us talk about some other choices to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are important to Chiropractic Care!

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