Diabetes affects the body in many ways, and one of the potential complications that can arise is diabetic neuropathy. This condition occurs when diabetes causes damage to the nerves, resulting in a range of symptoms. Understanding this complication is important for anyone with diabetes who wants to take steps to reduce their risk of developing it.

What Causes Diabetic Neuropathy?

The root cause of diabetic neuropathy is high levels of sugar in the blood over an extended period of time. This damages the walls of small blood vessels, which decreases the amount of oxygen and nutrients getting to your nerves. As a result, nerve signals in different parts of your body can become disrupted, leading to various symptoms.

Some people are more likely than others to develop diabetic neuropathy; those who have had diabetes for a long time or whose blood sugar has been poorly controlled over an extended period are most at risk. It’s also more common among people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese and those with high cholesterol or other cardiovascular issues.

Symptoms Of Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy can manifest itself as a wide range of symptoms depending on where in the body it occurs. Some people experience pain or tingling in their hands, feet, arms, and legs while others may have difficulty walking due to reduced sensation in their feet or legs. Others may suffer from digestive issues such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, and stomach pain due to nerve damage in the digestive system. In extreme cases, it can even lead to organ failure such as kidney failure or bladder control problems due to nerve damage in these organs. 

The Conventional Approach To Peripheral Neuropathy

Currently, conventional medicine has no cure for diabetic neuropathy.

The extremely powerful drugs currently dispensed to suffering patients do not treat nerve damage. They numb the brain and simply mask symptoms in an effort to numb the pain. Additionally, patients are typically place on

Most patients cannot tolerate a drugged existence but feel they have no other option against this horrifying pain.

Sadly, the pain medications eventually stop working as the nerve damage continues to progress. Additionally, any diabetes drugs they may be on also stop working and they are faced with the choice of going on heavier doses or adding additional drugs.

As a consequence, this leads to progression and more intensified symptoms, ultimately requiring more and more medications. Additionally, these medications can also have negative impacts on brain health and disrupt gut function along with many other side effects.

While most doctors recognize the need for other treatments beyond palliative measures, they are frequently not trained in functional neurology to properly identify & diagnose the underlying drivers for not only peripheral neuropathy but also a cardiometabolic, hormone, and gut imbalances contributing to systemic inflammation.

They will often tell patients that they just “have to live with it” and “you have to stay on the meds” and accept the side effects that come along with these mind-altering pain medications, surgery, or injections.

Fortunately, there's a clear path toward resolving diabetic neuropathy naturally when you have the right guide by your side!

The Functional Neurology Approach To Diabetic Neuropathy

When it comes to peripheral neuropathy, it’s important to work with a practitioner trained in functional neurology who can help find the root causes of your neuropathy and help you map out an effective treatment strategy without mind-altering pain medications, surgery, or injections.

When treating diabetic neuropathy, our goal is to reawaken the nerves while naturally normalizing blood sugar so that the nerves once again function properly and send the appropriate signals to the brain.

In order to determine the correct treatment plan and properly treat each individual case, Dr. Anderson conducts an in-depth evaluation in three ways: structurally, neurologically, and metabolically. These three aspects of a patient’s body help determine exactly what is happening and provide the necessary information to determine the proper treatment for each specific case.

All bodily functions are controlled by the nervous system:

  • The brain and spine make up the
    central nervous system where information is sent and received.
  • The peripheral nervous system takes this information and sends it out to the rest of the body.
  • Any interference, issues with blood sugar control, or stress within the nervous system can cause serious health issues. Understanding exactly
    where the message to the brain is malfunctioning helps determine how to correct it.

At Premier Health Of Summit, our team takes a holistic approach to any chronic disorder – including peripheral neuropathy. In fact, it’s less about managing symptoms and more about investigating the underlying “WHY”.

That’s why it is important to have a metabolic workup to check blood chemistry. This enables us to determine if you’re having an adverse reaction to certain foods which can cause inflammation.

It will indicate if there are blood sugar problems, anemia, adrenal issues, and many other metabolic imbalances. Knowing your blood chemistry helps facilitate effective nutritional changes that can be sustainable and encourage proper body functions.

Once we do the correct testing, we craft a precise treatment plan unique to your needs that includes all the elements you need to finally leave your peripheral neuropathy behind and you may even experience a complete reversal.

The Conventional Approach To Peripheral Neuropathy

So if you’re ready to explore how to approach peripheral neuropathy, then claim your free 10-minute phone consultation with Dr. Brian Anderson to help you map out an effective, technologically-advanced treatment strategy…

  • without mind-altering pain medications
  • without surgery
  • without injections.

We’ll explore your desired treatment goals and review what’s expected and whether our functional neurology approach to peripheral neuropathy is right for you.

We offer these short phone consults for FREE so you can get more clarity & confidence on how to reverse your peripheral neuropathy before it’s too late.

We believe you can't make new decisions without new information, so this phone consult is your chance for a
personalized assessment.

Click here to claim your free phone consultation or call our office at 908.913.7508 to schedule.

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Areas Served

Premier Health of Summit is located in Summit, New Jersey, and serves clients throughout central New Jersey and surrounding areas, including New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Madison, Florham Park, Springfield, Maplewood, Union, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Ridgewood, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Staten Island, Lakewood, Princeton, Lawrenceville, Flemington, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Mendham, and Clinton as well as Bergen County, Passaic County, Morris County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Union County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County.

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