Additional Fort Wayne Nutritional Options for Neuropathy 08/03/2021Neuropathy is a painful condition. The usual approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients find relief 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 come into play for these Fort Wayne neuropathy pain sufferers. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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. Common treatment options consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For some sufferers, these options don’t always satisfy their expectations, 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 potential 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 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 medications alone. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will blend 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 understanding that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are linked with lifestyle changes, researchers realized that diet and lifestyle interventions help manage neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers examined 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 impacted the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It succeeded! The combination reduced pain severity and disability which enhanced their quality of life. (5) At Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc we add gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the treatment plan to help manage relief. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 ease patients’ pain. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. 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 us talk about some other choices to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."