Additional Oxford Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The common 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 pointing to an inflammation/gut connection that may play a role. Nutritional supplements come into play for these Oxford neuropathy pain sufferers. Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 meet their hope for relief, so they check into nonpharmacologic treatments like nutritional supplements. Some 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 documented that biotin supplementation could decrease the required dosage of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional approaches have been tried like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be carefully used 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 meds alone. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic will mix 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 knowledge that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are linked with lifestyle changes, researchers found that diet and lifestyle interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation affect neuropathy, researchers studied and recognized value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices for neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically mixed 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic we insert 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 boost traditional treatments of diseases to help pain patients.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment today. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The common approach of medication is one way. If it doesn’t deliver the relief you desire, let us talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Satterwhite Chiropractic!

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