Natural trumps pharmacological in the game of neuropathy!
The natural substance, curcumin, trumps neuropathy pain that
is brought on by a variety of drugs as well as neuropathy brought on by spine-related
conditions. Johnson Chiropractic appreciates the opportunity to share with
Richmond pain patients natural pain relieving alternatives. Many
Richmond back pain and neck pain as well as neuropathic pain patients
have taken prescription options for years; some with success; some without. Curcumin
is a natural as is Johnson Chiropractic at pain relief!
To begin with, neuropathy is described best as nerve damage
resulting in pain in your hands and feet that feels like weakness, numbness and
pain. It stems from a nervous system dysfunction or disease of the somatosensory
system. (1) Now, Johnson Chiropractic carefully assesses this type of pain during the
Richmond chiropractic examination as neuropathic pain deserves
attention if it hasn’t had any yet. The burning pain of neuropathy doesn’t tend
to go on very long without getting your attention, so many patients see help
from a doctor who will prescribe something to relieve the pain.
However, due to side-effects or ineffectiveness of
prescription drugs, Richmond neuropathy patients may seek out natural
alternatives. Those alternatives that control inflammatory cytokines – a protein
secreted by cells that affects cell activity and controls inflammation (2) -
may reduce neuropathy symptoms. Curcumin is one of those natural alternatives.
(1) And while Richmond neuropathy patients are seeking alternatives, chiropractic
care may well come on the scene. Johnson Chiropractic is certainly a reliable resource.
Now, researchers report that not only does curcumin relieve
neuropathy pain that accompanies sciatica in the leg; it “ameliorates” it. (3)
That’s a strong word that got the attention of Johnson Chiropractic! This report’s
results are from a study of neuropathy that was caused by a cancer treatment
drug called cisplatin, but the neuropathy pain is the same.
Curcumin is a multi-tasker! It’s said to be neuroprotective,
anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant. It protects nerves as
well as keeps pain down, inflammation at bay and bad oxidants away. (4) And it
doesn’t take much. Curcumin at 30 and 60 mg/kg dose levels significantly weakened
neuropathy in patients taking vincristine, a cancer drug. (4) Further, curcumin
may even be preventative. In one study, curcumin taken during the early stages
of peripheral neuropathy prevented chronic neuropathic pain from developing. (5)
Its neuroprotectiveness may even help after spinal cord injury in improving the
blood-spinal cord barrier integrity. (6)
So contact Johnson Chiropractic today about any neuropathic pain
you may have. You may find relief for your Richmond neuropathy under
our chiropractic care.