Are you dealing with nagging back pain that keeps you from doing all the things you used to love doing, including working out?
Do you feel like you are constantly rubbing your neck because it’s so sore and you just can’t get comfortable before bedtime because it feels like you have a constant “kink” in your neck?
Perhaps you are struggling with sciatic pain? It constantly shoots from your lower back, down your leg making your calf ache and making it hard for you to even walk.
These symptoms are often signs of neuropathy – that can come from inflammation and other insults to the nervous system.
We need to think of neuropathy as any actual damage that has been done to the nervous system – for example, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated discs, and strokes. Every single one of these conditions is an insult to different areas of the nervous system, all with different symptoms just like sciatica, and neck and back pain.
Currently, conventional medicine typically can’t explain why you may be experiencing neck, back pain, or sciatica.
Often doctors will say “It’s repetitive stress injury” or “a sign of getting older” or “poor posture” when in fact it is damage to the nervous system that they aren’t detecting through standard scans. They may also suggest physical therapy (PT) which may help only marginally. Massage therapy is also recommended but only helps with the pain temporarily. For some patients whose neck or back pain does not respond to PT or massage therapy, surgery may be recommended as a last resort option.
Traditional therapy also typically includes managing pain by taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen (harmful to the liver and gut lining) or using topical creams such as capsaicin cream. In severe cases, doctors may prescribe anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, or analgesics including opiate drugs which have unwanted side effects like addiction.
Most doctors are frequently not trained in functional neurology to properly identify & diagnose the underlying drivers for neuropathy that can cause chronic neck, back, and sciatic pain.
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 neuropathy naturally when you have the right guide by your side!
While accident or injury can be a cause of neck and back pain or sciatica, there are other potential causes:
When it comes to 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 neuropathy, our goal is to reawaken the nerves or remove any blockage so that the nerves once again function properly and send the appropriate signals to the brain.
In order to determine a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and properly treat each individual and specific 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:
At Premier Health Of Summit, our team takes a holistic approach to any chronic disorder – including 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 neuropathy behind and you may even experience a complete reversal.
So if you’re ready to explore how to approach neuropathy, then claim your free 10-minute phone consultation with Dr. Brian Anderson to help you map out an effective, technologically-advanced treatment strategy…
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.
Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.
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.