Dr Martin Rutherford

Dr. Martin Rutherford

Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC

Martin P. Rutherford, CFMP, DC, has been in the healthcare field for over 40 years and has treated over 30,000 patients without the use of drugs or surgery. He has been described as enthusiastic, energetic, motivational, inspiring, and informative. He listens and answers questions; contributes information; and is genuinely concerned with each patient’s recovery and […]

Nutritional Weight Loss for those who truly cannot lose weight – Part 2

In our last article we discussed that there are significant numbers of obese people who genuinely cannot lose weight no matter how much or what they tried. Calorie intake (reduction) and exercise were not the answers. We discussed several of the potential metabolic and neurologic dysfunctional mechanisms in their bodies that could be contributing to […]

Nutritional Weight Loss for those who truly cannot lose weight

Our office primarily focuses on chronic neurological and non-neurological pain conditions in general. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and memory loss, migraines Peripheral Neuropathy, RLS, auto immune disease and more. The treatments are primarily natural meaning non drug. Almost all of the patients who have undergone our current protocols for these specific conditions have lost weight.  That’s […]

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Peripheral Neuropathy – The Challenge

Peripheral NeuropathyPeripheral Neuropathy (P.N.) – burning, cramping, numbness, tingling, sharp pains in the feet and sometimes hands is becoming extremely common. A high percentage of cases can be reversed without surgery or medications. So it is still difficult to fathom the gauntlet a patient suffering from this condition must confront in an attempt to obtain a correct diagnosis or successful treatment.

The medical literature contains abundance of peer reviewed studies cataloging the multitude of causes that create the above symptoms and awareness of the literature should result in a diagnosis of P.N. and its known cause. Indeed, the Contemporary Neuro

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Dr. Martin Rutherford Receives Recognition as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Martin RutherfordFunctional Medicine University has awarded a graduation certificate to Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC CFMP signifying his completion of a rigorous course of study in a new science-based system of holistic diagnosis and treatment.  Functional Medicine is especially helpful for patients suffering from chronic conditions or symptoms that have baffled a succession of doctors.  Dr. Martin Rutherford continues to treat patients at his Reno office, focusing on chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Thyroid Conditions, Vertigo/Dizziness and much more

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What is Functional Medicine – How Does it Help?

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The main focus of the Functional Medicine practitioner is to utilize an organized approach to assess the nine major systems of the body (nervous, gastrointestinal, endocrinological, immune, etc) and treat the underlying causes of the many chronic diseases that our patients suffer from.

Functional Medicine is patient focused and not disease focused. For instance you are not treating the patient’s rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, etc., you are instead assessing the above mentioned nine systems for weaknesses and imbalances in the patient’s biochemistry and physiology to try and understand why the patient has RA. The Functional Medicine do

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Fibromyalgia and Stress- “It’s all in your Head” Part II

Human brainTo recap:  Yes- the pain is in your head- but you’re not crazy.  In Part I, we discussed how it’s the brain that actually processes pain.  This is why the medical model’s approach is to give pain killers or medications that alters the patient’s brain’s ability to process or perceive pain.  We discussed “nocioception” the process of stimulated nerve cells that perceive pain stimulus (burns, inflammation, infection, traumatic wounds, etc.) to send signals to the spinal cord and brain that usually- but not always- cause the perception of pain (acute or c

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Fibromyalgia and Stress…. “It’s All in Your Head” Part I

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Woman With FibromyalgiaGina is a busy mother and a single parent who works at night to support her son.  Unfortunately, she has been riddled by severe pain enveloping her entire body for the last 11 years.  Gina has seen several specialists for her pain and they performed diagnostic testing which included MRI’s of her brain and all areas of her spinal cord.  No abnormalities were found, and she was told that she was normal.

Words cannot describe the level of frustration Gina experienced.  Her pain was severe and she knew it was real, yet her doctors repeatedly implied otherwise.