Neurological Conditions and Neuropathy

Neurology and neurological conditions are conditions that relate or are associated to either or both of the following:

Central Nervous System – this includes your brain and spinal cord

Peripheral Nervous system – these are nerves that reside outside your brain and spinal cord and relay information between your brain and the rest of your body.  There are 3 parts of peripheral nervous system that each has a different function.

  • Motor – these nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to your muscles to cause movement
  • Sensory – these nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles to skin and elsewhere so you can feel pain, temperature, vibrations and other sensations.
  • Autonomic – these nervesconnects your brain to most of your internal organs and controls involuntary function (e.g., blood pressure, digestion, heart rate, glands).

The following are the neurological conditions I can help with:

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cognitive Health
  • ADHD
  • Migraines – including general migraines, hormonal migraines, ocular migraines and abdominal
  • Post-Concussion syndrome

What are some of the potential underlying causes of neurological condtiions

  • Diabetes Mellitus (all types)– This is the number one cause of peripheral neuropathy in the US. – 60-70% of people with diabetes will get neuropathy.
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Vaccine Side Effects
  • Vitamin or mineral Deficiency or Excess
  • Alcohol Use or Abuse
  • Medication or substance abuse
  • Tobacco Use
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Vasculitis/blood vessel disease
  • Infections
  • Injury/Trauma
  • Motor Neuron Diseases (like ALS)
  • Disc Herniation/Spinal Stenosis
  • Tumor Formation/Cancer
  • Toxins or heavy metal Exposures
  • Inherited / Genetic/Age-related Causes
  • Long-Covid Syndrome

How I approach and treat neurological conditions

The goal is to improve your day-to-day quality of life, to be able to function better at home and work.  This doesn’t happen overnight, so there are a number of steps.

  • The most important thing is to find out what is causing your symptoms in order to adequately treat it. To do that, I do a thorough evaluation investigation/evaluation of present symptoms, medical history, labs, and imaging, and take the time to find out how your neuropathy has come into your life and health.
  • Usually with neurological conditions, I refer to a Neurologist for additional evaluation and specialty testing. It is important for me to look at the evaluations you have had already. Many people come to me already having seen a neurologist. I look at those records and test results as well as any other records that may be helpful. I take a multi-systems approach and look at the genetic, biological, neurological, biochemical, hormonal, environmental, medications, nutritional aspects of what is going on for you and address whether they are contributing to your symptoms.
  • I will address both the acute symptoms and the underlying root cause of the symptoms. This way you can get some more short-term relief while uncovering and treating the underlying cause of the problems.
  • I integrate the best of both natural and conventional medicine for individualized treatments and care to get you back on your feet, so to speak.

Discuss your health needs, our services and determine whether this is a good fit for you on your health journey