Neuropathology is the study, treatment and prevention of disorders and diseases of the nervous system. Chiropractic care uses the knowledge of neuropathology to aid in the treatment of conditions like a pinched nerve which may be causing shoulder pain, neck pain or vertigo. Herniated disc is another condition which can benefit from the treatment administered by a wellness doctor at a chiropractic clinic who understands nerves more thoroughly as a result of additional study.
Neuropathology – One Component of Vertebral Subluxation
Vertebral subluxation occurs when a vertebra loses its normal motion, position or both. This can occur from trauma, bad posture, an imbalance or weak spine musculature, poor nutrition, alcohol or drug abuse and the ingestion of toxins, to name a few. When the vertebra is no longer functioning properly it can put pressure on nearby nerves which results in pain, lack of mobility and potentially disease. Those not trained in understanding the delicate balance between the vertebra and the nerves may dismiss the symptoms of vertebral subluxation, or worse yet, prescribe pain medication to mask the symptoms. Our Chico chiropractor, Dr. Masula, however, is unique in his ability to not only detect but also to treat vertebral subluxation, which can cause or contribute to various spine and extra-spinal disorders. Five different components of vertebral subluxation have been identified and neuropathology is one of them. In understanding the delicate functioning of nerves and the nervous system, our chiropractor can adjust the body to help it regain balance and restore the neuromusculoskeletal balance of the body so it can increase resistance and optimally let you live a life of health and well-being. In that light, our chiropractic wellness doctor has the ultimate goal of helping you live a healthy life full of vitality.
At the Masula Chiropractic, Neurology and Family Wellness Center in Chico, Dr. Larry Masula puts his extensive knowledge and study of neuropathology behind each consultation in order to provide you with the best possible chiropractic care at our chiropractic clinic.
Have you ever suffered from a pinched nerve or nerve damage? How has a doctor of chiropractic helped you?