Nerve conditions are never easy to deal with – especially not when they’re acute. Chiropractors often need to perform extensive, thorough testing to pinpoint a nerve condition – and even then, it can be hard to qualify. Such is the case with transverse myelitis. This sudden inflammatory condition interrupts nerve signals, causing myriad symptoms that require investigation before chiropractors can move on a meaningful treatment approach.
Conditions like transverse myelitis necessitate Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). Ideal Spine advocates thorough investigation of nerve pain using CBP techniques. Once the extent of the condition is qualified and a patient’s symptoms are contextualized, a targeted recovery process can begin.
The path to recovery
There are two steps to treating transverse myelitis. First, addressing the cause of spinal inflammation. Second, addressing the areas of the body affected by nerve signal interruptions.
Transverse myelitis is often the product of another ailment. Autoimmune disorders and complications from multiple sclerosis are the most common. Regardless of the cause, the objective is inflammation reduction. To do this, chiropractors often perform targeted adjustments to alleviate stress on nerve pathways.
Easing inflammation also involves stress-reduction therapies, changes to diet, and gentle stretching on the part of the patient. A CBP plan may have patients cutting out red meat, meditating, or doing a series of stretches as they recover from a transverse myelitis episode.
A transverse myelitis attack can send the body into disarray in short order. Pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and other generic nerve symptoms are common and can be severe. But more than that, bigger problems occur when nerve signals are impeded. Bladder and bowel control issues, sexual dysfunction, depression and anxiety, and even partial paralysis may occur.
To treat these symptoms, chiropractors may need to make targeted adjustments. For example, pelvic adjustments may alleviate tension and improve blood flow to help with sexual dysfunction. Or, myofascial stimulation may be used to help ease numbness and temporary paralysis in crucial joints.
Guiding treatment to meet symptoms
Because transverse myelitis is an “attack,” chiropractors need to worry about the aftermath. Moreover, the issue is focused on the nervous system, not musculoskeletal. This requires a different approach to patient care than addressing a chronic condition or the effects of a physical injury.
It’s important to identify transverse myelitis and establish a recovery plan quickly. As with all nerve conditions, lingering problems can become permanent. Nerve damage cannot be repaired, which makes addressing it an imperative first step. Chiropractors also need to focus on patient symptoms to address them before they worsen. A combination of spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and stress reduction techniques is often prescribed.
Patients with severe symptoms will also likely need to consult with a physician. Physicians can prescribe anti-inflammatory medications and steroids to quickly ease nerve inflammation. This is often what’s needed to kickstart the healing process. Chiropractic relief and physical therapy can then help the body transition past the transverse myelitis attack and its effects.
Having a CBP plan is essential in addressing transverse myelitis and other nerve-related conditions. It allows chiropractors to act swiftly and decisively against conditions that will only get worse if not treated appropriately. Ideal Spine recommends CBP for analysis and recovery planning – especially when the long-term wellness of a patient depends on the swiftness of treatment.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.