Our Neuropathy Program is one of a kind because it addresses the nutritional deficiency issues, the mechanical issues, and the dietary problems that cause or accompany neuropathy. It supplies the body with the necessary nutrients needed to start healing from the inside out. It promotes the body to start digesting and assimilating food better. It also decreases the degenerative process of the nerves, promotes the formation of new blood vessels and stimulates regeneration of damaged nerve tissue. Nutritional supplementation combined with MicroVas, oxygen therapy, self mastery technology and vibrational therapy will ensure maximum medical improvement and the most long lasting results from Neuropathy.
Supplements that may Promote Healing and Repair in Cases of Neuropathy Include:
People with Diabetes have a higher than usual need for vitamin E. This vitamin helps improve insulin activity and acts as an antioxidant as well as a blood oxygenator. Research has shown that people with low levels of vitamin E are more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Studies also show that vitamin E improves glucose tolerance in people with Type 2 Diabetes and is found to improve glucose tolerance in elderly non-diabetics.
A vitamin E deficiency results in increased free-radical induced damage, particularly lining of the vascular system. Supplemental vitamin E may help prevent diabetic complications through its antioxidant activity.
People with Type 1 Diabetes often have low vitamin C levels. Vitamin C lowers sorbitol levels in diabetics. Sorbitol is a sugar that can accumulate and damage the eye, nerves and kidneys of diabetics.
The transport of vitamin C into cells is facilitated by insulin. Due to impaired transport or dietary insufficiency, a vitamin C deficiency exists in the diabetic and may be responsible for the increased capillary fluidity and other vascular disturbances seen in diabetics.
Diabetics with neuropathy have been shown to be deficient in vitamin B6 and benefit greatly from supplementation. Peripheral neuropathy is a known result of pyridoxine deficiency and cannot be distinguished from diabetic neuropathy. Vitamin B6 supplements improve glucose tolerance in women with diabetes caused by pregnancy.
Pyridoxine is also important in preventing other diabetic complications because it is an important coenzyme in the cross-linking of collagen and inhibits platelet aggregation.
Vitamin B12 supplementation has been used with some success in treating diabetic neuropathy. This may be because it is correcting a deficiency state or normalizing vitamin B12 metabolism.
Vitamin B12 is needed for normal functioning of nerve cells. Vitamin B12 taken orally, intravenously, or by injection reduces nerve damage caused by diabetes in most people.
Biotin is a B vitamin needed to process glucose. It has been shown to work in conjunction with insulin as well as independently in increasing the activity of glucokinase. This enzyme is responsible for the first step in glucose utilization. Glucokinase is present only in the liver, where, in diabetics, its concentration is very low.
Supplementation with large quantities of biotin may significantly enhance glucokinase activity, thereby improving glucose metabolism in diabetics. Take 16 mg of biotin for a few weeks to see if blood sugar levels will fall.
This is a key contributor of the 'glucose tolerance factor.' Chromium is a vital nutrient in diabetes. Chromium has been demonstrated to decrease fasting glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, lower insulin levels and decrease total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, while increasing HDL-cholesterol levels.
Research shows that chromium supplements improve glucose tolerance in people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, by apparently increasing sensitivity to insulin. Chromium improves the processing of glucose in people with pre-diabetic glucose intolerance and in women with diabetes associated with pregnancy.
Niacin given at relatively low levels along with chromium has been shown to be more effective than chromium alone. Exercise increases tissue chromium concentrations.
Manganese is an important partner in the key enzymes of glucose metabolism. A deficiency of manganese was found to result in diabetes in guinea pigs. It also resulted in frequent births of offspring who developed pancreatic abnormalities or no pancreas at all. Diabetics have been shown to have only one-half the manganese of normal individuals.
Magnesium levels are significantly lowered in diabetics. Studies suggest that a deficiency in magnesium may worsen the blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetes. Scientists believe that a deficiency of magnesium interrupts insulin secretion in the pancreas and increases insulin resistance in the body's tissues.
Supplementation with magnesium leads to improved insulin production in elderly people with Type 2 diabetes. Elderly people without diabetes may also produce more insulin as a result of magnesium supplements. Insulin requirements are lower in people with Type 1 diabetes who supplement with magnesium.
Diabetes-induced damage to the eyes is more likely to occur to magnesium-deficient people with Type 1 diabetes. Low magnesium levels appears to be a significant risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. Many doctors of natural medicine recommend that diabetics with normal kidney function supplement with magnesium.
Vanadium is a compound found in tiny amounts in plants and animals. Early studies showed that vanadium normalized blood glucose levels in animals with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes. A recent study found that when people with diabetes were given vanadium, they developed a modest increase in insulin sensitivity and were able to decrease their insulin requirements.
Potassium supplementation yields improved insulin sensitivity, responsiveness and secretion in diabetics. Insulin administration often causes a potassium deficiency.
Zinc deficiency has been suggested to play a role in the development of diabetes in humans. Zinc is involved in practically all aspects of insulin metabolism: synthesis, secretion and utilization. Zinc also has a protective effect against beta cell destruction, and has well-known anti-viral effects.
People with Type 1 diabetes tend to be zinc deficient, which may impair immune function. Zinc supplements have lowered blood sugar levels in people with Type 1 diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes also have low zinc levels, caused by excess loss of zinc in their urine.
Inositol is needed for normal nerve function. Diabetes can cause nerve damage, or diabetic neuropathy. Some of these abnormalities have been reversed by inositol.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful natural antioxidant. It has been used to improve diabetic neuropathies and has reduced pain in several studies.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose oil, has been shown to be helpful for improving damaged nerve function, which is common in diabetes.
These essential acids can be found in evening primrose oil, flax seed oil and salmon fish oil.
Carnitine is a substance needed for the body to properly use fat for energy. When diabetics are given carnitine, high blood levels of fats-both cholesterol and triglycerides-dropped 25-39% in just ten days. In addition, carnitine improves the breakdown of fatty acids, possibly playing a role in preventing diabetic ketoacidosis.
Taurine is an amino acid found in protein-rich food. People with Type 1 diabetes have low taurine levels, that leads to thickened blood – a condition which increases the risk of heart disease. Supplementing taurine restores the levels to normal and corrects the problem of blood viscosity within a few months.
Call us to schedule a complementary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for our 5-step Neuropathy Relief Program. The doctor will ask you a series of questions such as Where is the pain, when did it begin, what makes it better or worse? Then a thorough examination will be performed in which case the doctor will check your reflexes, blood pressure, balance, gait, skin sensory changes muscle strength and more to determine the cause of your Neuropathy symptoms. At this point the doctor may recommend x-rays or an MRI if he feels like further imaging will be necessary to determine the exact cause. After combining all of this information together the doctor will determine if you will make a good candidate for our 5-step Protocol for Neuropathy Pain Relief. If you do qualify for care, your Doctor will explain their recommended plan of action for you. If for some reason you do not qualify for care the doctor will refer you to someone who may better suit your needs.
Serious Neuropathy pain in the form of Diabetic Neuropathy (Diabetes), peripheral neuropathy, chemo induced neuropathy, neuropathy caused by Chemical factors – Chemotherapy, Alcoholism, Medical & Industrial Toxins, Mechanical Neuropathy – Bulged, Herniated, Degenerated Disc; Failed Back Surgery & Sciatica, Mechanical or compressive forms of neuropathy. Sciatica and even neuropathy caused by genetic or hereditary forms can be treated using our 5-step Neuropathy Protocol including Rebuilder, Body and Leg wraps, Self Mastery Technology, Vibration Therapy and Nutritional Therapy to treat the symptoms associated with neuropathy including leg pain, numbness, tingling, burning, shooting pain, electrical pain.
The Back Pain Ceter is proud to treat residents suffering from neuropathy symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, shooting pain, electrical pain, burning, throbbing, restless legs syndrome, in Charlotte, NC.