How Chiropractic Care Can Restore Nerve Function

How Chiropractic Care Can Restore Nerve Function

Are you someone who has suffered from nerve dysfunction or nerve damage due to an accident, or repetitive injury? Do you want to know how chiropractic care can help restore your body’s natural communication system and improve your overall well-being? Well, you’ve come to the right place, so let’s discuss.

First – the nervous system. It’s like the control center for our body, consisting of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems. The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, is responsible for processing and relaying information throughout the body. The peripheral nervous system also has a similar system that communicates with our fingers, toes, and limbs.

But sometimes, things go wrong. Conditions like neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic, and “pinched nerves” can disrupt this communication and cause nerve dysfunction. This is where chiropractic care comes in! Chiropractors use a term called “subluxation complex” to describe compromised nerve transmission caused by compressed or irritated nerves. By reducing nerve compression, chiropractic care can restore function, improve nerve communication throughout the body, and alleviate pain.

So, what does chiropractic care involve? Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and mobilization along with non-surgical, non-drug approaches such as exercises, stretches, nutritional advice, and anti-inflammatory measures to treat nerve dysfunction. This includes techniques like chiropractic adjustments, electric stimulation, soft tissue work, at home stretching/strengthening exercises, and nutritional counseling.

The best part? Chiropractic care is safe and effective. It’s a great option to try first before turning to more invasive treatments. Plus, if chiropractic care isn’t the right fit for you, your doctor can help guide you to other types of care that might be helpful for your specific condition.  At Ultimate Health Chiropractic we are on your team, and want to help you feel your best!

So, if you’re experiencing nerve dysfunction, don’t wait! Consider chiropractic care as a means to restore function and improve your quality of life. Ready to schedule a Free Consultation and learn more? Click here to get started. 

Can Damaged Nerves Self-Repair?

Can Damaged Nerves Self-Repair?

Have you ever experienced that annoying tingly feeling in your limbs, like pins and needles? Well, that sensation can be a sign of nerve damage. 

Nerves are complex micro-structures that require a lot of oxygen to function properly. When our nerves don’t receive enough oxygen, it can lead to damage in their infrastructure, which is similar to a heart attack damaging the heart muscle.

Damaged Nerves can be classified into mild, moderate, and severe stages. The ability for nerves to regenerate depends on the extent of damage and how long it has been since the injury occurred. 

While nerves in the peripheral nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord can regenerate, those within the central nervous system generally do not.

However, there is hope for those with serious spinal cord injuries. Researchers have discovered molecular mechanisms that can promote axon regeneration in CNS injuries. Activation of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) has been identified as an essential step for axonal regeneration to occur in adult CNS neurons.

Now that’s a lot of information to take in and you might be saying to yourself “Dr. Chad, I’m experiencing these symptoms – just tell me what I need to do”

Fair enough. If you have experienced nerve-related symptoms, it’s important to seek the help of a chiropractic professional. We can identify injuries to peripheral nerves and the spinal cord, and work closely with other experts to help you achieve the best possible recovery. 

With a personalized treatment plan, you’ll be on your way to feeling like your old self again!

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