Additional Paramus Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. 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 play a role. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Paramus neuropathy pain sufferers. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 patients, these approaches do not always fulfill their hope for relief, 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 potential therapy for neuropathic pain. The study documented that biotin supplementation could reduce the dose required of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional means have been tested like magnesium, ALA, and GLA but need to be carefully utilized in certain patients with specific 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will mix 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 understanding that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are associated with lifestyle changes, researchers realized that lifestyle and diet 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 combined mindfulness with vitamin D to find how it affected the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It worked! The combination reduced pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center we include gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the mix to help manage 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 augment traditional treatments of diseases to ease patients’ pain.

Schedule your Paramus chiropractic appointment soon. 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 want, let us talk about some other choices to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares new research on different nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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