That I ended up going to a chiropractor in Sacramento in order to help cure a particularly vicious case of neuropathy came as a huge surprise to me. Neuropathy, if you don’t know, is a pernicious condition in which the nerves in your arms and legs either go numb or tingle to the point of pain. It’s often linked to such conditions as chronic alcoholism or diabetes, but it can also be caused by a deficiency in B vitamins. The result, however, is often the same: severe pain and discomfort. When I was felled by neuropathy I pursued a solution through traditional medicine.
My doctors took various tests that came back negative for diabetes and I know for a fact that I’m not an alcoholic, so we were stumped. They strongly implied that this condition was something I would just have to live with and that nothing would likely improve it. I wasn’t willing to accept this diagnosis and started doing research online. I saw some information about chiropractors performing miracles on various nerve related conditions and found a clinic in my neck of the woods. I figured I would give it a shot. What did I have to lose?
I made an appointment online and visited on the day of the appointment and was asked many questions about my diet and overall fitness. The chiropractor quickly deduced that I likely was suffering from a severe vitamin B deficiency and suggested an aggressive regimen of supplementation that would cure the problem. They warned me that it would work overnight. So I take B vitamins three times a day and also supplement with lecithin and extra thiamine, two things directly related to healthy nerves. And it worked! In about six months the neuropathy just faded away! Once again doctors are shown to not know everything!