What is nerve rehabilitation?

Nerves connect everything in your body to your brain.  They must function at 100% for you to feel and be your best.  Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting. Injury to a nerve can stop signals to and from the brain, causing muscles not to work properly, and a loss of feeling in the injured area.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS 

The signs and symptoms of nerve injuries can be different depending on the nerve injured, the type of injury, and the severity of the injury. Some may include:

  • Pain: This is frequently a symptom after nerve injury.  The pain present after a nerve injury can be anywhere along the course of the nerve, but it is typically at the injury site.
  • Numbness: Some nerves only transmit sensation, so a nerve injury to these nerves would cause some amount of numbness.
  • Weakness: In addition to sensory nerves, some nerves give you the ability to move, and other nerves do both of these things.  Injury to nerves that carry motor signals causes some amount of weakness.

Symptoms of nerve injury may be intermittent, if the injury repeats itself; or they may be constant, if the injury is severe enough. There are many other signs of nerve injury: muscles that get smaller, color change in the skin, and changes to the amount of sweat in certain areas.


An example of a nerve injury that can recur is carpal tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve has too much pressure on it as it crosses the wrist.  The symptoms of numbness in the hand, pain in the hand, pain in the wrist, pain in the forearm, or weakness (particularly in the thumb) can be present.  The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be intermittent or, if severe enough, can occur all of the time.  

TREATMENT

At The Nerve Health Institute, we provide Nerve-based Chiropractic care. We are a generation of Chiropractor’s trying to spread education about a new form of health care in our community. The care we provide is active, non-invasive rehabilitation for the nervous system–your body’s MOST important part and master controller. This type of care offers all patients an opportunity to treat or manage an endless list of conditions, symptoms, diseases without the use of medications, needles, surgeries, etc. Our goal is to establish that preventative-“Nerves First”- treatment is the health care of the future.