Neural Manipulation (NM)
With neural interferences in any given body region, the associated spinal cord and/or brain structures can also become irritated. Thus, specific peripheral nerve treatments can positively influence these so-called facilitated pathways and the corresponding central nervous system tissues, thereby promoting healthy neural activity in a more comprehensive manner.
Generally speaking, manual therapy treatments are effective due to the fact that they help to correct distorted mechanical relationships in the body that are creating noxious stimuli that are being transmitted from the peripheral nervous tissues to the central nervous tissues. In turn, this distorted process will also elicit negative responses transmitting from the central nervous tissues out to the peripheral nervous tissues. Until this phenomenon is appropriately treated, it will continue on in a cyclical pattern that will most likely intensify, gradually involving more structures, which will then lead to increased bodily dysfunction and furthermore, additional symptoms.
NM helps to normalize intraneural and extraneural pressures, and improves sympathetic nervous system functioning to the blood vessels. This is due to the auto-innervation of the sympathetic ganglia and the sympathetic innervation of the peri-neural connective tissues, both of which are positively affected by the treatment of fixations in the nerve sheaths.
It is also important to note that the release of restricted nerves can have a favorable effect on the functioning of the corresponding viscera (organs and their vessels). Nerves are involved in every visceral function, so without proper neural control, some of the normal visceral activities cannot be maintained. In actuality, since the nerves are involved in all bodily function, this truth can be applied to every physiological system of the body, including the muscle and skeletal systems.