TRAUMA-There is light at the end of the…
Many things happen to our bodies as they travel through this thing called life. Every stubbed toe and every missed step cause some sort of trauma to our tissues. When the impact is stronger…… such as a hard fall or a motor vehicle whiplash more tissue levels become involved in the distortion and deep holding patterns begin in the body.
Whiplash is one of the most common trauma that we experience in our world today. The higher the velocity the less chance the body has to disperse the forces coming at it and through it.
Our nervous system is surrounded and protected by a thick connective tissue which is designed to take between 4 – 9 kg load before physically tearing. The spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves do not experience much distortion due to the dural sheath that houses them. During a car accident the extreme high velocity that the tissue experiences can lead to significant trauma to the nervous system and tissues surrounding it.
Once a tissue has taken up its maximal capacity of elasticity it will begin to plastically deform. When deeper tissues such as the spinal dura deform there is an abnormal pull put in to the entire spinal system. If the tissue surrounding the brain has been over stretched and torn (a scar will form) this will cause a tension through the entire spinal dura all the way down to the tailbone.
This constant tension over time will result in a gradual loss of motion or decreased function in the body. So having the symptomatic joint or muscle worked does not always completely or permanently alleviate the symptom. Symptom management is very helpful to decrease dis- comfort but to resolve the cause of the symptoms takes a more detailed approach to rehabilitation.
The neural tissue torsions can be held in the body for years even decades sometimes and slowly but consistently diminish a person’s range of motion strength and overall tolerances for future injuries and strains.
There is a manual therapy technique for trauma called neural manipulation that can evaluate and mobilize this layer of connective tissue in the body. It is very specific to the nervous system but influences all other systems including muscular skeletal and vascular.
Look for a physical therapist who has some training in neural manipulation techniques for trauma and have your evaluation and start living the way you want to again.
If you have had to stop doing a recreational activity
that you truly enjoy and have been getting older and not able to do as much” consider having your deep fascial tissues assessed. You may just be pleasantly surprised at what your body can still do with a little releasing of its tissues.
There is a manual therapy technique called neural manipulation for trauma that can evaluate and mobilize this layer of connective tissue in the body. It is very specific to the nervous system but influences all other systems including muscular skeletal and vascular.
Look for a physical therapist who has some training in neural manipulation techniques with trauma and have your evaluation and start living the way you want to again.