Vitamin B12 in treatment of neuropathy?
(Bradford, Ontario Canada)
Can you please tell me if there is a relationship between vit B 12 deficiency & neuropathy? I have foot drop in my right foot due to spinal stenosis. Starting to get numbness in my left foot which is being attributed to aging (I am 66). Have had nerve conduction testing. Numbness is both sides of leg to knee so doctor does not think it is related to my spinal stenosis. I started vegan diet 6 months ago - no animal protein including dairy.
I am also recently experiencing fatigue+++, increased memory loss, etc which started me investigating B12 deficiency. I am starting on oral methyl cobalamin. Do you think this will have a positive impact on my numbness in my left foot? Any suggestions? I have orthotics plus an AFO on my right foot now. Would like to maintain as much sensation in my left foot for as long as possible.