Medical Illustration of Nerves in Hand and Hip

Untangling the Complicated Web of Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral nerve disorders affect the parts of your nervous system that exist outside of your brain and spinal cord. When these components of your body’s communication network are not operating properly, they can cause wide-ranging discomfort and pain. Whether a patient’s body is experiencing localized stabbing sensations or a general throb, peripheral nerve disorders may be the culprit of irritation.

Working with a qualified chiropractic practitioner who has an advanced knowledge of the intersection of spinal health and biology is the best way for a patient to have their peripheral nerve disorder diagnosed and treated.

Ideal Spine trains chiropractors in the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) modality, which allows them to understand the best ways to identify, treat, and manage the source of peripheral nerve disorders, rather than simply addressing symptoms. Patients who think they may be suffering from peripheral nerve damage should always seek out a practitioner with CBP expertise.

Types of peripheral nerve disorders

There are more than 100 documented types of peripheral nerve disorders that patients can suffer from. They are caused by everything from external conditions, to existing diseases, to birth defects. Some of the most common types of peripheral nerve disorders, however, are easily identified and treated by medical professionals.

Carpal tunnel syndrome, for instance, is caused by a narrowing of the carpal tunnels within a patient’s wrist due to bad posture while typing. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with chiropractic care in its earliest stages, through a combination of ergonomic adjustments and postural shifts. However, if left untreated, it may require painful and temporarily debilitating surgical operations.

Diabetic nerve problems are common in patients suffering from a blood sugar imbalance. Treating these disorders requires both a strong blood sugar management regimen in addition to regular chiropractic care, to help maintain proper nerve communication.

Temporary viral and bacterial infections can also result in peripheral nerve damage that is both painful and persistent. After a shingles outbreak, for instance, postherpetic neuralgia can cause patients to experience a tremendous amount of pain. Chiropractic treatments such as myofascial release therapy or trigger point therapy may prove useful in managing pain symptoms.

As a final example, a condition like thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when the nerves behind the clavicle, or collar bone, become distressed due to compression or pressure. This disorder can result in pain and numbness of the arms and the feeling of tightness within the chest. Here again, chiropractic adjustment through traction can serve to restore balance and alleviate pressure.

Treating peripheral nerve disorders

Because the causes of peripheral nerve disorders are so varied, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for their treatment. Regular chiropractic care from a well-trained professional, however, is almost always a great way to not only alleviate symptoms, but also treat their root cause.

Because chiropractic care focuses on treating a patient’s central nervous system by way of the spinal column, chiropractors are often able to help patients cope with their symptoms more effectively than other medical professionals with a selective focus. Working with a qualified chiropractor is a great way to address the entirety of a peripheral nerve disorder.

Ideal Spine offers training in the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) methodology to practitioners hoping to continue advancing their skills and abilities. Patients are advised to look for practitioners who can offer a wide range of biophysical knowledge when they are hoping to have their peripheral nerve disorder diagnosed and treated.

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 for providers in your area.