What is Neural Manipulation?

Your nervous system is not a network on individual nerves. It is one continuous system from the tip of your head to the bottom of your feet. When a nerve or nervous system tissue functions properly it is able to move freely within the surrounding structures. This promotes optimal nerve conductivity and nervous system responsiveness.  The nerves are so dependent on glide over stretch that they can't stretch to more than 15% their resting length without failing. The good news is, your body won't let that happen under its own power.  Instead, your body will twist, compress and contort your posture and other tissue around the nerve in order to protect it. This adaptation is essential but comes at a price. The price you pay is loss of movement, strength and postural adaptations. Another way to say it is, a healthy nervous system is one with options. The compensations have reduced the number of options you have to move and carry yourself. This often leads to repetitive stress injuries which can be anywhere in the body.  

Neural Manipulation is a gentle, targeted treatment of the nerves and nervous tissues including cranial bones and membranes that helps your body restore normal nerve conduction, intraneural blood supply, and local and systemic responsiveness.  The result is improvements in strength, coordination, mobility and posture. This unloads the strained tissue and eases pain as a result. 

7 Signs you likely have a neural system problem

  1. Pain wanders around and doesn't respond to local treatment

  2. Treating local pain produces pain elsewhere in the body

  3. You feel like you need/want to stretch but you don't see gains or wind up feeling worse

  4. You have a hard time getting comfortable in any one position for long

  5. You shift around a lot in standing

  6. You are prone to headaches and/or belly aches

  7. You have a history of spinal injury whiplash, concussion, or a fall on your tailbone

Functional Improvement with Neural Manipulation

This video illustrates the power of Neural Manipulation. The movement in this video is called Finklestein's Test. It is typically done to diagnose De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. This is a condition that involves inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Our Physical Therapist Dr Ana Soulia learned this test in Physical Therapy school. Although the movement wasn't painful, she also had NO available motion. When she wrapped her thumb into her hand no matter how hard she tried her wrist would NOT move. Over the years she tried various treatments to improve her motion: joint mobilization, stretching, myofascial release with and without tools. Nothing made any difference her ability to move her wrist and the mystery remained. 

While training in Neural Manipulation for the peripheral nervous system, she found she had a restriction in her Radial Nerve at her shoulder and at her elbow. After the nerve was released with the precision of Neural Manipulation, her wrist motion was restored. The treatment was painless and remote to the restriction. Though she never had wrist pain she did have some difficulty in her right elbow and tricep from an old volleyball injury in High School and she had intermittent neck pain.  

We train in and practice these modalities because they work where other treatments have failed to provide results. If you have a history of any of the conditions below and you're frustrated that traditional treatments haven't produced results, Neural Manipulation might be the key to unlock your body and help it find the path to healing. 

Visit our page describing the Free Discovery Session we offer here and book yours today. You've got nothing to lose and possibly everything to gain. 

Neural Manipulation is an effective therapeutic treatment for many conditions including: 

 

  • Lower back pain and sciatica

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Joint pain

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Post-0perative scar tissue pain

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Whiplash injuries

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Neuralgia and Neuritis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Dizziness

  • Difficulty with vision such as double vision (when other causes have been ruled out)

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