Knee pain, athletic injury, accident trauma, and the general tightness of day-to-day inactivity are all problems that should be treated in an integrated way. Spinal manipulation, a treatment which involves strategies like adjusting or jolting joints, exercise, physical therapy, and more, is a practice NDs are trained in, and it's a practice necessary for a full recovery.
Consultation with one of our physicians ensures more effective healing instead of consultation exclusively with a specialized chiropractor. That is because the wholistic training of naturopathic medicine allows for the incorporation of other body systems. Specifically, the nervous system. Joint manipulation is comparable to chiropractic care, except it also activates the neuro-network which controls circulation, tightness, and stress: a fluid called fascia.
Fascia is the communication line between the brain and the injury. And like cellular data, fascia is a communication line that has the potential to leave us stranded in a dead zone. But not a literal dead zone, thankfully. Fascia is the body of the nervous system, and if the nervous system is not functioning properly, the fascia will fight healing. The fascia must be treated properly for it pass along the right message, one of healing. By no accident, naturopathic medicine has many options to care for the nervous system to make sure that communication line is working properly. This means one athletic injury can be addressed from a variety of angles in a variety of ways. Realignments, medical massage, non-addictive pain treatments like Bowen or CST, acupuncture, and mobility techniques are all tools NDs use to help the muscular and skeletal systems. Pairing joint manipulation with allied therapies creates not just a treatment, but a treatment plan.
This wholistic therapy allows for wholistic healing, which means a more intense and lasting recovery. What’s more, spinal manipulation doesn’t just help muscular injuries. Problems like migraines or menstrual cramps can also be treated by joint manipulation. And if delegation to consistent chiropractic care is needed, who better to refer you with confidence than the doctor who knows not just your frozen shoulder, but also your gut health, your hormone levels, and your nutritional deficiencies. Stop ignoring that back pain and start talking to one of our Health Moves physicians. We’re here to help you, heal you, and gently put your vertebrae back in place.