Nerve cells are very different from all the other cells in the body. While all other cells are microscopic and relatively round, individual nerve cells extend all the way from the spine to the tips of the fingers and toes. Nerves are responsible for carrying sensation, muscle control, and organ control messages throughout the entire body.
Think of your nerves as a hose. If someone steps on the hose near the house, it may not cut off the flow of the water. Apply pressure to the hose further out, and it may cut off the flow entirely.
Similarly, when a person experiences nerve symptoms such as radiculopathy, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or burning/pulling/shocking pain in an arm or leg, there may be multiple spots throughout the nervous system where the nerve is being pinched or compressed.
Chiropractic care works by restoring dysfunctional joints in the spine to normal motion, reducing the swelling that compresses the nerves as they exit the spine. Dr. Jeremy Bonsol uses Active Release Techniques (ART) to loosen and relax problem muscles that affect nerves in the arms and legs. All patients are guided in implementing a home exercise program to keep nerves from being pinched again.
Make sense? See if the doctors at Aligned Modern Health can help. Call 773-663-5351 to schedule an appointment. It may change your life.