Nerve damage isn’t like a broken bone or bruised muscle. While bones can generally be mended and muscles can recover from trauma, damaged nerves are often debilitated for the long-term. They rarely recover full functionality after sustaining injury and as a result, can have profound effects on a person’s comfort and quality of life. This is why maintaining nerve health is so tremendously important.
Nerve health isn’t something most people concern themselves with on a daily basis, but for a chiropractor, it’s a clear and present concern in many patients. Patients presenting with mild to severe subluxations, those with slipped discs, and those with preexisting spinal conditions are all at high risk for sustaining nerve damage.
At Ideal Spine Health Center’s practice in Boise, ID, we welcome chiropractic patients suffering from the gamut of spine-based conditions. And while our focus is always on treating the unique spine of every patient we see, we also hold a firm belief in advocating for nerve health as an underlying, important peripheral focus.
CBP for nerve health
Utilizing Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) methodologies enables the Ideal Spine Health Center team to assess the total spine. In this way, we’re also able to assess the core central nervous system as a whole.
Instead of isolating subluxations or disc compressions, we take into account the posture of the entire spine – because nerves don’t exist in a singular area of the spinal column. For example, disc slippage in the lumbar spine may be an eminent problem for a patient, however tandem nerve issues could also be present in the thoracic spine if these vertebrae are compensating for imbalances below.
Because CBP is concerned with spinal mapping and quantitative assessment of a spine’s deviation from the norm, issues with nerves become a natural focus as imbalances are discovered.
Opening nerve pathways
Compressions affecting nerve pathways result in impeded or blocked nerve signals. This problem can be a lingering one that causes chronic issues to develop. Worse, however, is the extent of damage to root nerves if compression worsens or remains left unassessed and untreated.
It’s possible, over the long term, for a nerve root to completely die off. Lack of nutrients and consistent pressure on the nerve stymie its function and deplete its health, resulting in a root nerve that no longer feeds its offshoots. Results are mixed, with some loss of function invariably taking place all the way up to full blown paralysis.
Opening nerve pathways by alleviating stress and compression in vertebral discs is the best way to prevent long-term nerve damage. Chiropractic is also a non-invasive methodology that can facilitate this. Through calculated CBP adjustments, it’s possible to shift spinal discs back into proper alignment, freeing nerve pathways to function normally.
Nerve health for total wellness
Nerve pain doesn’t always present with neuropathic symptoms. Often, referred pain is key in pinpointing nerve compression. CBP methodologies are invaluable in assessing spine posture and alignment, to help pair referred pain with nerve compression and its catalysts, be it disc slippage, herniation, or other movement causing inflammation.
The team at Ideal Spine Health Center knows full well the catastrophic effects of long-term nerve damage, which is why our Boise, ID team consistently works to educate patients on the importance of maintaining proper spine health. Visit us today for a free consolation regarding your spine, to see our CBP assessment strategies in action for yourself.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.