Can a Chiropractor Help With Nerve Damage?

Can a Chiropractor Help With Nerve Damage?

Can a Chiropractor Help With Nerve Damage?

In short, yes, a chiropractor can help with nerve damage. This is usually achieved by removing or minimising the cause of the damage. This may take time, but nerves can regenerate as long as they have not been severed.

Nerve damage explained

If nerves are at risk of being damaged, your body will sacrifice movement within that area for protection.

Nerve sensors measure the pressure placed on nerves. If these signals break a certain threshold, pain signals are enacted and muscle spasms will be turned on.

The easiest way to explain it is, to think of nerves like cables within electrical appliances. They do not stretch, and if the wires are cut or damaged, the appliance would not work or have any power.

Therefore, damage to a nerve leads to loss of power, as well as muscle wastage.

When nerves are damaged, the supply and order of messages will affect not only sensation but movement and organ function too.

Muscle guarding

The body takes steps to avoid nerve damage by turning on muscle guarding. This is when muscles anticipate potential damage so shield the area in readiness for this. Over time, nerve damage is a possible outcome if the compression of the nerve is not resolved.

Who is more prone to nerve damage?

Older people often experience nerve damage more. This could be due to osteoarthritis being present, or the patient not taking action when symptoms of nerve damage first appear.

Nerve damage from a trauma however can affect anyone at any age. But it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to hopefully avoid lasting damage.

If you do repetitive manual work, this may result in a nerve injury. To prevent long-term damage, it’s important to seek treatment and not work through the pain.

What we do – The Back Doctor, Haywards Heath

At The Back Doctor, a Chiropractor in Haywards Heath, we have many years of experience helping patients with nerve damage and can help reduce pain naturally, if not, resolve it completely.

This is achieved by reversing any compensations present that could be making the problem worse. This is a slower process than say postural changes, but nerves can regenerate and heal, as long as they are not severed.

If you would like to learn more about how to treat nerve damage, nerve pain, or muscular or skeletal back pain you would like us to investigate, then please call us on 01444 453888, or email us at

If however, you would like to learn more about the services we offer or would like to see some of the amazing results we have achieved for our patients, then please visit our website.

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