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Additional Baton Rouge Nutritional Options for Neuropathy

August 03, 2021

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 indicating an inflammation/gut connection that may be a factor. Nutritional supplements factor into the situation for these Baton Rouge neuropathy pain sufferers. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers as a member of their healthcare team shares some new studies on the effectiveness of these additional nutritional options.


Neuropathic pain affects 7 to 10% of the population. Typical treatment options consist of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and anticonvulsants. For many patients, these approaches do not always meet their expectations, so they turn to nonpharmacologic treatments like nutritional supplements. Many 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 confirmed it as a potential therapy for neuropathic pain. The study documented 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 carefully used in certain patients with certain conditions (like renal dysfunction). Again, Vitamin B supplementation was found to be well tolerated and to be more successful in relieving neuropathic pain than medications alone. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will combine options to assist patients in finding pain relief.


Combinations of treatment methods often perform better than one. For neuropathy, combining the understanding that metabolic syndrome and neuropathy are linked with lifestyle changes, researchers found that diet and lifestyle interventions help handle neuropathy. Since the gut microbiome and inflammation influence neuropathy, researchers examined 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 affected the lives of diabetic neuropathy patients. It succeeded! The combination decreased pain severity and disability which improved their quality of life. (5) At Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers we insert gentle spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management into the treatment plan to help manage relief.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. The pain of neuropathy inspires its sufferers to find relief. The usual approach of medication is one way. If it does not deliver the relief you want, let’s talk about some other approaches to try. Your pain relief and quality of life are vital to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares new research on different nutritional approaches to dealing with neuropathic pain like vitamins B7 and D.