Patient Stories | Maine Spine & Nerve

What Our Patients Say


*Results may vary from one patient to another.

Spine Care

*I avoided surgery and am back to playing hockey, hunting, and playing with my family.

In 2003, I injured my back in a snowmobile accident. This injury left me with a constant dull ache in my back; with activity, the pain would radiate into my hips. For three y.. Read More...

*This treatment has without a doubt been life changing

I thought my only option was surgery and that was something I did not want. One of my favorite activities to do is golf, so when I was no longer able to play due to my back pain, I had enough. I tr.. Read More...

*Fishing again and back to my old self!

I could barely get into my truck after a day of fishing. The motion from my boat or lifting something as light as a 5-gallon bucket of water was enough to irritate the L-4 disc b.. Read More...

*Now I have been pain free for 8 months

I suffered with neck, arm and hand pain for many years. In addition to pain, at times, my hand would go numb. Sleeping was difficult secondary to the pain and the irritating num.. Read More...

*I have a better disposition, am able to go fishing and best of all I am finally sleeping again.

After receiving treatment I feel like a new man, and have no pain. For three years I have been suffering with constant neck and arm pain. With my condition getting progressively worse each.. Read More...

*Pain Reduced 90%, Enjoying My Retirement

Low back and leg pain had been part of my life since I was 19 years old. Even though it was always there, the pain was manageable until I reached my later years when it began to run my life and .. Read More...

*I feel better than I have in 18 years!

From 1996-2002 I had four unsuccessful back surgeries. From that time until now I was in severe chronic pain. I did everything possible to relieve the pain, from physical therapy, .. Read More...

*Thank you so much for a new lease in my older years

I strongly suggest this treatment. Dr. VanderPloeg and his staff have helped me so much in a way I didn’t think was possible. A lot of people decide t.. Read More...

*I was skeptical, but the long trip was totally worth it. My back feels better than it has in 12 years.

I had just gotten home after another blowy day lobstering, when I noticed my latest edition of the Maine Lobsterman Association newsletter. I grabbed it and an ice pack, consumed a.. Read More...

*Turned my despair into pain free living

The pain became so unbearable I could no longer work. When I first walked into Maine Spine & Nerve Institute I had a tens unit attached to me and could barely stand up wit.. Read More...


Neuropathy Care

*Profound Change

I never dreamed anything would change. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. The pain, tingling, burning and numbness in both feet was terr.. Read More...

*Life Changing Treatment

I am better able to care for myself and am so thankful for the compassionate care. When I was diagnosed with neuropathy of the hands 12 years ago I felt disheartened. I couldn’t imagine the impact t.. Read More...

*I am now able to walk without pain.

My experience at the Maine Spine and Nerve Institute has been incredible. For years, I had foot and leg pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. It was getting worse with the most intense pain.. Read More...

*My balance has improved, and I hope to start motorcycling again.

I was losing sensation in my legs and feet. As time went on, I started getting numbness, prickling, and burning in my feet and felt a constant dull ache in my lower .. Read More...

*I needed to run my business.

Imagine going through your life taking pain medicines, having MRIs, and listening as doctors try to figure out all your pains. For 7 years, I had pretty much given up on any ty.. Read More...

*I am now 70% better than I was!

I would highly recommend these treatments to anyone with nerve pain. I had been suffering greatly from neuropathy in my feet, as well as leg pain and cramping, for over five years. I was una.. Read More...

*My feet no longer hurt when I walk, and my balance has returned. I am gardening again!

For years, I suffered with the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy numbness, sharp pain, and burning pain with cramps in my calves. My balance was getting worse; I could not walk any dista.. Read More...

*My renewed ability to walk has added years and years to my life.

For 5 years, I experienced increasing leg pain and foot numbness. Walking was difficult, and I frequently could not sleep because of the pain. After undergoing treatment at Maine Spine an.. Read More...

*Improved Quality of Life

I am nearly pain free and have regained the ability to feel my feet. Two years ago was when I was diagnosed with neuropathy, I was stunned when the doctors said there was no treatment for th.. Read More...

*Brand-new life

I have had peripheral neuropathy for 6 to 7 years. Over time, it has gotten worse and worse with increasing numbness, sharp and dull aching pain. My balance was affected. M.. Read More...


Post Herpetic Neuralgia

SUFFERED FOR 5 YEARS PRIOR TO COMING TO MAINE SPINE & NERVE INSTITUTE

*I now sleep better, am active, and have a much better quality of life. I am writing to let you know that after 5 years living with severe pain from Post Herpetic Neuralgia caused by shingles, .. Read More...