Additional Manchester Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The usual approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients are satisfied with this approach while others look beyond medication when they don’t get the relief they want. New realizations are pointing to an inflammation/gut connection that may be a factor. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Manchester neuropathy pain sufferers. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 sufferers, these approaches do not always satisfy 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 evaluated and found to be a possible therapy for neuropathic pain. The study found that biotin supplementation could decrease the required dosage of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional means have been tested like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be cautiously utilized 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 medications alone. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will combine 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 understanding that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are associated with lifestyle changes, researchers found that lifestyle and diet interventions help manage neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation affect neuropathy, researchers examined and recognized value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices in neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically combined mindfulness with vitamin D to find how it impacted the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It succeeded! The combination reduced pain severity and disability which enhanced their quality of life. (5) At Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries we add gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the treatment plan 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 augment traditional treatments of diseases to help pain patients.

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment now. 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares new research on new nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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