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Say Goodbye to Nerve Pain

Posted: March 29, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Your nerve system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. Because your nerve system is so critical for your health when things go wrong with it you may experience excruciating pain and/or some very strange symptoms... There are three types of nerves in the body:

1. Autonomic nerves. These nerves control the involuntary or partially voluntary activities of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation.

2. Motor nerves. These nerves control your movements and actions by passing information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles.

3. Sensory nerves. These nerves relay information from your skin and muscles back to your spinal cord and brain. The information is then processed to let you feel pain and other sensations.

 Because nerves are essential to all you do, nerve pain and damage can seriously affect your quality of life.  What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage?

With nerve damage there can be a wide array of symptoms. Which ones you may have depends on the location and type of nerves that are affected. Damage can occur to nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It can also occur in the peripheral nerves, which are located throughout the rest of your body. Autonomic nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Too much sweating or too little sweating
  • Light headedness
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Constipation
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

Damage to motor nerves may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Twitching, also known as fasciculation
  • Paralysis

Sensory nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Problems with positional awareness

In some instances, people with nerve damage will have symptoms that indicate damage to two, or even three, different types of nerves. For instance, you might experience weakness and burning of your legs at the same time. To further complicate matters we don’t all develop the same way and different un-expected nerves can cause similar problems. This has made it very difficult to diagnose disorders caused by nerve damage based on which nerve “should” cause what.

 That is, until now...

Advances in technology that detect nerve damage has led to more precise diagnosis for those people suffering with nerve damage disorders And more precise diagnosis leads to better results... results which have been published in major medical journals. With data published in 2014 showing success rates as high as 90% some back surgeons are recommending their patients try this treatment first before having back surgery (for nerve damage that leads to back pain and sciatica).

In Woodbridge, you can get your body checked for nerve damage at Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness. This is your invitation for a comprehensive consultation and examination to pinpoint the cause of your nerve damage. Call 905-264-9355 to learn more.


Ensuring Wellness through Chiropractic Care

Posted: March 7, 2016
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

chiropractic_wellnessChiropractic care can be an effective component of wellness since the nervous system is central to the health of your body. Communication flows back and forth between the brain and the spine and the cells, tissues and organs. If the communication gets blocked, then a breakdown of the body occurs.

If you already have neck, leg or back pains, aches, illness and disease, correcting the subluxations will allow your body to operate at its optimal level. Once operating efficiently, the body’s innate power will seek to heal itself. Once this optimization is achieved, you will want to keep it there. It makes no sense to be functioning at an optimal level and assume that there will never be another subluxation. Our lives are so full that subluxations are simply a fact of life.

Imagine getting your engine tuned up so that your car now sounds beautiful, uses a minimum of oil, has great gas mileage and rides smoothly. Now, you take that car on a cross-country trip. After the trip, you continue to drive the car without taking it to the mechanic again. In short order, your car will not be running smoothly. It uses more oil and your gas mileage is lower. Then the “check engine” light come on and you have to rush the car to the garage.

A regular tune-up after the trip would have prevented the crisis. The same is true for our bodies. Once you have your body working well, a “tune-up” in the form of chiropractic maintenance care will keep your body running smoothly. This is what wellness care is all about.

Just as a tuned up car has benefits, so does chiropractic wellness care. They include:

  • Flexibility
  • Healthy joints
  • Improved posture
  • More energy
  • Properly functioning nervous system
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Disease prevention

Maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is essential if you want to be your very best. Treating disease is important and everyone deserves the best chance to heal and recover. However, we need to change the focus from treating to preventing.

We ride in cars that have the latest and greatest in safety features. We are strapped in and surrounded by bags in case of a crash. We have anti-lock brakes to keep us from hydroplaning when we try to stop. Everything about the driving experience is meant to prevent problems and keep us safe.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the same with the care of our body? We can. It’s called wellness, and wellness can and should begin with chiropractic care.