As one of the most common complications of diabetes, neuropathy causes damage and pain to nerves in the hands and feet. The general assumption is that controlling your blood glucose levels will prevent nerve damage and pain. However, this is not necessarily true.
At US Neuropathy Centers, our providers are determined to combat patients’ nerve pain using the best and most effective tools. Treatment doesn’t end when the patient walks out of the office. We equip patients with treatments that they can implement into their home life. With nine locations across the United States, US Neuropathy Centers continues to provide unprecedented care to suffering Americans.
Vitamins and minerals help promote healing and good health to our body’s functions. Supplementing these nutrients into your treatment plan may help further manage nerve pain.
B Vitamins. Patients with diabetic neuropathy often have a B-complex vitamin deficiency. Both B12 and B6 vitamins can help prevent diabetes-related problems to the kidneys, blood vessels, and nerves.
Alpha Lipoic Acid. This powerful antioxidant has proven to improve pain, burning, numbness, and other symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy. People affected by diabetes often have multiple health complications including vascular and nerve damage. Antioxidants play a key role in reducing inflammation.
Fish Oil. Recent studies found that fish oil improved triglyceride levels in patients with diabetes. Prior to this, physicians believed fish oil was actually harmful to blood glucose control. Now, fish oil supplements are encouraged, having natural anti-inflammatory properties to work to reduce nerve pain.
You should speak to your doctor about what supplements might be right for you. Remember to tell your doctor about any other medications or treatment.
For more information on safe and natural remedies to combat nerve pain associated with diabetes, contact a US Neuropathy Centers near you!
If you are suffering from neuropathy, please do not hesitate to call us at any of our US Neuropathy Centers locations. With offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, our neuropathy experts are easily accessible and here to help.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
@US Neuropathy Centers, 2014