Additional Fort Wayne 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 in the light of less than desired relief. New realizations are pointing to an inflammation/gut connection that may be a factor. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Fort Wayne neuropathy pain sufferers. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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. Typical treatment options consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For some patients, these approaches 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 new rat study, the antinociceptive effect of biotin (a B vitamin, namely B7) on neuropathic pain was tested and confirmed it as 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 carefully 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 meds alone. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will combine options to assist patients in finding pain relief.

COMBINATION OF APPROACHES NEUROPATHY RELIEF

Combinations of treatment methods often perform better 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 manage neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation affect neuropathy, researchers studied and found value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices in neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically combined mindfulness with vitamin D to see how it affected the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It succeeded! The combination decreased pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Aaron Chiropractic Clinic we include gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the treatment plan to enhance relief.

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Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The common approach of medication is one method. If it does not deliver the relief you want, let’s talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Aaron Chiropractic Clinic!

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