Nutrition is an essential component in the treatment of spinal degeneration (herniated and bulging discs, stenosis and spinal arthritis) and peripheral neuropathy. The analogy would be insufficient gas in the fuel tank and expecting to drive the car from point A to B, it’s not going to happen. More so, lack of nutrition will not just inhibit the function of the body, it will cause the degradation and deterioration of almost all living tissue. Vitamins and minerals play and important role in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, whether it is from diabetes, chemotherapy, spinal degeneration or another type of peripheral neuropathy. There are even some vitamins like B6 where too much or too little in someone’s diet can cause peripheral neuropathy. Excessive alcohol can strip the mineral and vitamin absorption from one’s nerves inducing the severe condition.
There is also a clear coupling of peripheral neuropathy and a lack of vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 has been seen to induce anemia and peripheral nerve damage. Improper nerve function can be a result of inadequate vitamin B-12 and can result in poor muscle coordination and paresthesia (sensation loss and altered feelings such as numbness and tingling.)