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Additional Montreal Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is medication. 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 play a role. Nutritional supplements come into play for these Montreal neuropathy pain sufferers. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 include tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For some sufferers, these options 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 evaluated and found to be 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 utilized 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 knowledge that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are associated with changes in lifestyle, researchers realized that diet and lifestyle interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers studied and recognized value in exercise, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and mindfulness-based practices for neuropathy care. (4) One study specifically combined mindfulness with vitamin D to see how it impacted the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It worked! The combination decreased pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic we include 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 augment traditional treatments of diseases to help pain patients.

Schedule your Montreal chiropractic appointment soon. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The usual approach of medication is one method. If it does not deliver the relief you desire, let us talk about some other choices to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are important to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares new research on new nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D. 
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