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In Pain? Maybe Not. Nerve Pressure Can Cause a Problem for Less Than You Think

By Bellevue Chiropractor, Dr. Bob Cummins

Bellevue – What can you get for ten cents in Bellevue these days?  Well, it turns out, you can have nerve problems in your back, neck and spine for that amount even in today’s dollars.

It takes only the pressure of the weight of a dime on a nerve to change how that nerve fires. Only a small percentage of nerve fibers transmit pain signals. This means, you can have your nerves dysfunctional without pain, as not all nerves transmit pain signals.  Vertebral displacements put pressure on the nervous system. Postural distortions and spinal misalignments occur from large traumas like car accidents, but also from seemingly innocuous events like sleeping on a bad bed. These facts put together mean that a person can have nervous system pressure, not have any pain, and not have any awareness of even the event that caused it.

The nervous system is the master control system of the body, maintaining homeostasis. If the nervous system does not work well, the body can’t work to its potential.   This can manifest as pain, poor sleep, poor digestion, poor immune function, and poor concentration. Spinal misalignments that pressure the nervous system also stress the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the spine leading to early arthritis and degenerative disc disease. Arthritis and disc disease causes poor mobility and stiffness. Stiffness leads to lack of movement, and lack of movement leads to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

What to do? Take care of your spine and nervous system. How? Eat a low glycemic index, anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, manage emotional and mental stress, and get your spine checked on monthly basis by a chiropractor.

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Cummins, whose office is located at 4122 Factoria Blvd. SE, Suite 202, Bellevue, WA (telephone 425-590-9158).

Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness provides a natural and drug free solution to help neck pain, back pain, headaches and injuries from car accidents through chiropracticmassagedecompressioncold laserauto injury recovery, and creating wellness services for those seeking gold medal health in and around Bellevue, Seattle, Renton, Factoria, Issaquah and Newcastle.