Neuropathy pain is an annoying pain. It is sharp, throbbing, burning pain making the involved extremity - be it the feet or hands, toes, fingers, legs - sensitive to even touch. Easley neuropathic pain sufferers often find themselves taking medications like anticonvulsants and antidepressants and opioids to reduce neuropathic pain as they are the most commonly prescribed drugs. (1) Some patients respond well. Some experience only a little pain relief. Some can’t take the drugs because of the unfavorable side-effects. Young Chiropractic recognizes this frustration. Young Chiropractic assists many Easley neuropathy patients try other means to pain relief like nutrition (particularly B vitamins) and spinal manipulation to get the Easley neuropathic pain relief they desire.
WHAT DRUG ALTERNATIVES ARE ACCESSIBLE? WHY ARE THEY NOT USED MORE?
Nutraceuticals – like vitamin supplements – may well play a role – supportive or primary – in managing pain. One study reports that sufficiently dosed nutraceuticals may play a helpful role in managing peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy may reveal itself due to different types of causes like diabetes, alcoholism, unspecific, or iatrogenic. Additionally, these compounds like Vitamin B complex, alpha lipoic acid, L-acetyl carnitine, vitamin E, magnesium, gamma linolenic acid, capsaicin, and Coenzyme Q were stomached well when taken for extended periods of time. Some patients reported nausea and vomiting when ALA was taken at 1200 mg or more though. (1,2) Why then if doses can be adjusted are they not recommended or used more? They’re not usually paid for by insurance, and patients, and doctors may not be familiar with what these options are and what benefits they may might deliver. (1) Young Chiropractic is well informed of such options. Young Chiropractic helps Easley chiropractic patients navigate these options to optimize their benefits for Easley pain relief.
ONE GOOD OPTION: B VITAMINS
B vitamins perform. How? B vitamins enhance the effectiveness of morphine’s painkilling effect of obstructing pain sensation and reduce chronic morphine tolerance. How is this beneficial? The action of morphine is like the action of neuropathic pain, burning pain that tracks a nerve from the spine through an extremity like the leg or arm, settling in the feet, toes, or fingers. B vitamins are reported to weaken neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation/compression as well as transient spinal cord ischemia (temporary blockage of blood supply to the spinal cord). Adding B vitamins to the pain control drug routine for a patient with neuropathic pain may well be beneficial! (3) And Young Chiropractic combines nutrition with its spinal manipulation Cox® Technic protocols for Easley neuropathy patients to uncover neuropathic pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kyle Pankonin on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how he helps patients with sciatica (leg pain) that follows nerve tracts down the leg but not to the extent of neuropathy. Good info on how Cox® Technic works!
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic today for Easley neuropathic pain relief. B vitamins and other nutrients added to your daily routine along with Easley chiropractic spinal manipulation may be the relieving blend you need to find Easley pain relief.