Nerve Pain Plus is a supplement that claims to a doctor-formulated homeopathic medicine that is guaranteed to relieve pain. Nerve Pain Plus states its ingredients are natural, completely safe, and will reduce numbness, tingling, or other pains of the nervous system.
Why do I have nerve pain?
Neuropathic pain, commonly referred to as nerve pain, is a condition that affects many people, particularly those that suffer from diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, sciatica, alcoholism, or are in chemotherapy. It can take many forms, from an irritating tingling sensation to sharp pains anywhere on the body.
But because our nervous system is so complex, it’s still not fully understood why nerve pain occurs. Doctors sometimes prescribe anti-seizure medications or as capsaicin cream, which comes from hot chili peppers, which seem to help. (And as we discovered, was an ingredient used in Snake Oil.) If you are having nerve pain, it is recommended you see a doctor first.
Who is the doctor behind Nerve Pain Plus?
Nerve Pain Plus is said to be a formula by Dr. Bob Martin, a board-certified Chiropractic Physician, the author of a book called Secret Nerve Cures, and the host of a weekly podcast. However, in spite of all the certifications he lists (A.B.A.A.H.P., C.C.N, D.A.C.B.N) it should be noted that he is not a medical doctor or M.D.
The website Quackwatch, a website run by Stephen Barrett, M.D. that states its mission is to protect consumers from health-related frauds investigated “Dr. Bob’s” purported medical licenses. He noted that Dr. Martin did not complete medical at St. George’s University, located in the Caribbean, and one of his other credentials (“Anti-Aging Health Professional”) requires a one-day examination. Dr. Barrett also questioned the medical advice given on one of Dr. Bob’s other websites called Nutritional Test.
What is homeopathy and is it legit?
Homeopathy is a very old form of medicine, based on the idea that a small amount of a given substance in diluted form is enough to affect the body and cure it of a variety of ailments. In fact, it is felt that the LESS of a substance there is, the MORE likely it is to help you.
According to WebMD, homeopathy has been regulated in the US since 1938 and is generally considered to be safe. While they state that some homeopathic medicines may be helpful, this is largely in part due to the placebo effect.
As we discussed in our article on placebos, they have been shown to be effective for certain conditions, particularly pain.
From a medical standpoint, the ingredients in homeopathic medicines are too diluted (often less than one molecule) to have any noticeable active ingredient. Many, including Quackwatch note that the body of evidence supporting homeopathy is not very impressive.
While these may sound fancy, there is no evidence any of them will work the way they promise they will to treat your nerve pain. As they note in the fine print, Nerve Pain Plus has not been evaluated by the FDA and not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent, or treat any disease.
How much are they charging for Nerve Pain Plus pain remedy bottles?
Nerve Pain Plus sells in a package of 3 bottles for $89.90, which they advertise as “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” – they also throw in a bottle Nerve Pain Relief Topical Treatment for free; your first order is said to include free shipping.
However, the Offer Details reveals that if you commit to buying the 3 bottles you are also agreeing to a new shipment of Nerve Pain Plus in 3 months, as well as being charged $89.90 plus $8.99 shipping for a total of $98.89. They will keep sending you bottles of Nerve Pain Plus until you call customer service and cancel.
Nerve Pain Plus customer service telephone number is 800-943-6465
Nerve Pain Plus comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, minus shipping.
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Bottom Line: Is Nerve Pain Plus a good way to get rid of nerve pain?
Most likely, no. This is because in spite of all the hoopla, we believe in evidence-based medicine and our research indicates that homeopathy is a placebo. While placebos can help with pain, the cost of Nerve Pain Plus will likely far outweigh its benefit.
While NAC Marketing (the company behind Nerve Pain Plus) maintains a B+ with the Better Business Bureau, the BBB notes that the business “has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints.”
How to ease nerve pain
Nerve pain is never fun or easy but there are some things you can do to minimize its affects. First if you are a diabetic, keep your blood sugar under control. Next make sure you exercise, even if it’s just a short walk. Soak your feet regularly and reduce or eliminate alcoholic beverages. More advice from WebMD can be found here.
Let us know your experience with Nerve Pain Plus – did it ease your pain or was it a HUGE pain to cancel?