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Additional Vancouver 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 in the light of less than desired relief. New realizations are pointing to an inflammation/gut connection that may be a factor. Nutritional supplements come into play for these Vancouver neuropathy pain sufferers. Vancouver Disc Centers 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 consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For some sufferers, these approaches don’t always meet 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 vitamin known as B7) on neuropathic pain was evaluated and found to be a possible therapy for neuropathic pain. The study found that biotin supplementation could reduce the dose required of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional means 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 successful in relieving neuropathic pain than medications alone. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers will blend options to assist patients in finding 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 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 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 Vancouver Disc Centers we include 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 illustrates how chiropractic care can enhance traditional treatments of diseases to ease patients’ pain.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. The pain of neuropathy stimulates its sufferers to find relief. The common approach of medication is one method. 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 vital to Vancouver Disc Centers!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares new research on new nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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