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Are There Natural Ways To Treat Neuropathy?

On a regular basis, we have patients with peripheral neuropathy looking for options other than medications to treat the peripheral neuropathy.  Reasons vary from inability to take some medications (due to cost or side effects) or may just be a desire to not continuously put chemicals into the body.  Whatever the reason, we have long felt that multiple options are available in the naturals supplement realm that can treat neuropathy and often improve the symptoms.  Although neuropathy can't be cured (as of yet), through careful treatment the symptoms can often be minimized.

Before you consider any supplements, you should discuss your current health status and even vitamin levels with your physician.  Through simple lab tests, any vitamin deficiencies can be identified and your supplementation can be more directed to the current deficiencies in your body.  Without involving your physician in the process, you risk possible side effects or even toxicities from some of these supplements.

 

Common Supplements Needed For Peripheral Neuropathy

Some common supplements can be added to help with peripheral neuropathy, including Vitamin B12 (Methycobalamin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin B1 (Benfotiamine), Folic Acid, Folate or Vitamin B9 (L-Methylfolate), Vitamin D3, Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA).  For additional information on supplement dosages.

We recommend the addition of other supplements periodically, but the most common supplements we are adding at this time are included above.  Each has also been shown to be very effective at improving peripheral neuropathy symptoms in many of our patients.  Could any of them work for you?  You deserve care that will help resolve your neuropathy discomfort if possible...

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute