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Additional Largo Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain is an uncomfortable condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients are satisfied with this approach while others look beyond medication in the light of less than desired relief. New realizations are indicating an inflammation/gut connection that may be a factor. Nutritional supplements come into play for these Largo neuropathy pain sufferers. Hollstrom & Associates 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. Typical treatment options consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For many sufferers, these approaches do not always satisfy 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 tested and found to be a potential therapy for neuropathic pain. The study found that biotin supplementation could decrease the required dosage of analgesic drugs. (2) Other nutritional approaches have been tested 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc will combine 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 changes in lifestyle, researchers found that diet and lifestyle interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation affect neuropathy, researchers examined 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 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc we add gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the treatment plan 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 Largo chiropractic appointment now. The pain of neuropathy inspires 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares new research on new nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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