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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates the opportunity to share with Augusta pain patients natural pain relieving alternatives. Many Augusta 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic at pain relief!
First of all, 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, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic carefully assesses this type of pain during the Augusta 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, Augusta 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 Augusta neuropathy patients are seeking alternatives, chiropractic care may well come on the scene. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic! 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today about any neuropathic pain you may have. You may find relief for your Augusta neuropathy under our chiropractic care.