Neuropathy pain is a bothersome pain. It’s sharp, throbbing, burning pain making the involved extremity - be it the feet or hands, toes, fingers, legs - sensitive to even touch. Southern New Hampshire neuropathic pain sufferers many times observe themselves taking medications like anticonvulsants and antidepressants and opioids to reduce neuropathic pain as they are the most commonly prescribed ones. (1) Some patients respond positively. Some experience only a little pain relief. Some cannot take the drugs because of the adverse side-effects. New Hampshire Spine and Sport appreciates this frustration. New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps many Southern New Hampshire neuropathy patients try other means to pain relief like nutrition (particularly B vitamins) and spinal manipulation to get the Southern New Hampshire neuropathic pain relief they want.
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 used 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 altered are they not suggested or used more? They are 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is well aware of such options. New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients navigate these options to improve their benefits for Southern New Hampshire pain relief.
ONE GOOD OPTION: B VITAMINS
B vitamins work. How? B vitamins improve the effectiveness of morphine’s analgesic effect of blocking pain sensation and weaken chronic morphine tolerance. How is this beneficial? The action of morphine is comparable to the action of neuropathic pain, burning pain that tracks a nerve from the spine through an extremity like the leg or arm, coming to rest in the feet, toes, or fingers. B vitamins reportedly reduce 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 schedule for a patient with neuropathic pain certainly could well be beneficial! (3) And New Hampshire Spine and Sport mixes nutrition with its spinal manipulation Cox® Technic protocols for Southern New Hampshire neuropathy patients to discover 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 goes down nerve paths into the leg but not to the extent of neuropathy. Good info on how Cox® Technic works!
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport today for Southern New Hampshire neuropathic pain relief. B vitamins and other nutrients included in your daily routine along with Southern New Hampshire chiropractic spinal manipulation may be the relieving combination you need to realize Southern New Hampshire pain relief.