Functional Approach to Neuropathies
There are more than 100 types of neuropathies, with more than 20 million Americans affected.[i] Polyneuropathy is typically characterized by symmetric distal sensory loss, burning sensations, or weakness, symptoms ranging from mild to severe.[ii] Treatments with little to no side effects are not well known but are well sought after.
The point of this webinar will be to discuss an overview the common causes, as well as effective “natural” interventions, with little to no side effects that will mitigate symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
Goals and Objectives
· Understand clinical presentation of polyneuropathies.
· Understand conventional and more expanded diagnostic workup, to ascertain more precise targets for therapy.
· Implement naturopathic interventions, which are evidence and clinically based, to alleviate symptoms and hopefully cure the patient.
[i] Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet", NINDS, Publication date: August 2018. NIH Publication No. 18-NS-4853. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Peripheral-Neuropathy-Fact-Sheet.
[ii] Rutkove SB, et al. Overview of polyneuropathy. UptoDate. Literature review current through: May 2021. | This topic last updated: Dec 14, 2020.
Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Integrative Medicine Specialists, PLLC. He is the Director of Product Development, Scientific and Clinical Education, as well as Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group. He is a medical wellness advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association.
He graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA in 2010 and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, its thirteen teaching clinics, with rotations at Evergreen and Harborview Medical Centers’ Emergency Medicine Departments, and Virginia Mason Hospital’s department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic.
He is extensively published, has appeared on multiple news and national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Arthritis Foundation. He lectures at medical conferences across the country and internationally.
Dr. Born’s clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat families of all ages who have complex chronic diseases, with a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases of any condition and age.