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Additional Toronto Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a painful condition. The common approach for conventional medicine is pharmacological drugs. Some patients are satisfied with this approach while others look beyond medication when they don’t get the relief they want. New realizations are indicating an inflammation/gut connection that may play a role. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Toronto neuropathy pain sufferers. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 options don’t always fulfill their hope for relief, 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 B vitamin, namely 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 shown to be well tolerated and to be more effective in relieving neuropathic pain than meds alone. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will mix options to help patients find 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 linked with changes in lifestyle, researchers found that diet and lifestyle interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers examined and found 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 reduced pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we insert gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the mix to enhance relief.

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Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment today. The pain of neuropathy stimulates its sufferers to find relief. The usual approach of medication is one way. If it does not deliver the relief you desire, let’s talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!

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