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Spinal Condition – Pinched Nerve

Quick links for Spinal Conditions:
Back Pain, Pinched Nerve, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc,
Spinal Degeneration, Trauma, Whiplash.

It is called a ‘pinched nerve’ because that’s what it feels like but there is a lot more going on.

Like high-speed freeways, nerve openings along your spine must be clear and unobstructed.

Like high-speed freeways, nerve openings along your spine must be clear and unobstructed.

The 24 moving bones of your spine protect your spinal cord while permitting normal turning and bending. Pairs of nerve roots, one on each side, branch off your spinal cord at each segmental level to service the organs and tissues of your body. When these openings are obstructed, even slightly, your brain can’t properly control and regulate your body.

Bones are static structures. They do not move unless muscles move them and muscles don’t move bones unless commanded by the nervous system. An irritated nerve creates a vicious loop. Our job is to locate these areas of your spine and reduce their impact on your nervous system.

A Precise Nudge
A thorough examination helps identify areas of the spine where spinal bones are subluxated and not moving correctly. Chiropractors give them a precise little nudge called a chiropractic adjustment. The body uses this energy to ‘right itself’ by reducing nerve irritation.

Chiropractic addresses the integrity of your nervous system as a natural solution to many health problems.

Frequently Asked Questions:

? How long does it take for nerve irritation to be reduced?

Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others find it can take many weeks or months. Factors that can affect the healing process include how long the problem has existed, whether appointment schedules are maintained, if proper rest, exercise and nutrition is employed, if the patient smokes and whether the patient is in otherwise good condition. Within a short period, most patients recognise enough progress to complete the chiropractors recommendations.

? What about my friend who only needed one visit?

Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others find it can take many weeks or months. Factors that can affect the healing process include how long the problem has existed, whether appointment schedules are maintained, if proper rest, exercise and nutrition is employed, if the patient smokes and whether the patient is in otherwise good condition. Within a short period, most patients recognise enough progress to complete the chiropractors recommendations.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 | info@ebhg.com.au