Can Chiropractic Really Improve Neurological Symptoms?

First, let’s take a look at what neurological symptoms are. The term “neurological” refers to the nervous system and all its functions. When there are problems originating in the nervous system, many functions from head to toes may be affected.

Consider Parkinson’s disease. That’s a neurological problem. These are the early symptoms that reveal this neurological disorder:

  • Tremors in hands or chin
  • Loss of smell
  • Thrashing around while sleeping
  • Stiff arms or legs that make walking difficult
  • Constipation
  • Breathy or hoarse voice
  • Dizziness
  • Hunched posture

Diabetes can also cause neurological problems. Uncontrolled high blood sugar may damage peripheral nerves, causing neuropathy. Symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Sharp pains
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle weakness

Very often, conventional medical providers can only offer medication to mask or soften the effects of these neurological symptoms. If chiropractic could provide natural, non-drug relief for these symptoms, that would be a great gift for anyone who suffers from these or similar problems.


Improvements from Chiropractic Care Plus Nutrition

In our practice and many others across the country, we combine the benefits of chiropractic care with the power of high-quality nutrition. Chiropractic corrects spinal misalignments that impede the function of the nervous system. High-quality nutritional supplements, very specifically selected for each individual’s situation, provide the body with the correct components to rebuild and restore normal function. With these two tools used intelligently, we have been able to relieve our patients of some of these symptoms.

I’ve had patients with Parkinson’s disease, for example, who noticed a significant reduction in their tremors. Another patient who was told that their neuropathy was just something they were going to get used to found that their neuropathy began to resolve with the right chiropractic care and nutrition.

It can take a considerable amount of time to bring about better nervous system function when neurological problems exist. But the big advantage to using chiropractic care and nutrition for this improvement is that they support the body’s own ability to heal. They do not interfere with the person’s health by adding more drugs to that person’s system.

It may take months of chiropractic care plus maintaining the right diet and nutritional supplements to get the desired change. What is most important is to start on this journey of recovery as soon as possible and continue the care that can bring about an improvement.


Your Invitation to Experience Our Care

If you suffer from neurological problems like these, we would like to introduce you to our care. You are welcome to visit our St. Louis office and receive a complimentary treatment with Pressure Point Therapy. This therapy involves applying the right amount of pressure on tight, painful knots in the muscles called pressure points. The right pressure for the right amount of time can cause that knot to relax, restoring nerve flow in the area.

I am the only chiropractor in the Greater St. Louis area to offer Pressure Point Therapy. If you would like to try this pain-relieving treatment, call our office at 314-310-8359 to schedule an appointment.


About Dr. Dustan Mattingly: Dr. Dusty discovered chiropractic after it helped him recover from an injury he suffered while in the military. Chiropractic eliminated his neck pain, sparing him the ill effects of painkillers and surgery. He graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and then went on to study additional chiropractic techniques, the specialized treatment of sports and accident injuries and nutrition. He also mastered the art of Pressure Point Therapy to improve patients’ response to treatment. With this specialized technique, he found he could provide increased relief from pain and muscle dysfunction and help a patient recover more quickly from the effects of stress or injuries.

By Dustan Mattingly, January 29, 2024