Naprapathy Pain Relief and Pain Management
The Czech word "naprapravit" (to correct) and the Greek word "pathos"
(suffering) combine to form the word Naprapathy. This therapeutic discipline
"corrects suffering" by manipulating inelastic connective tissue which
may be irritating the nervous system and causing pain.
Dr. Oakley Smith founded the science of Naprapathy in 1907 after devising a systematic
method of evaluating and treating damaged connective tissues. He discovered that
structural imbalances (often situated in the spine) were sources of pain which
can spread throughout the body.
cause of such imbalances, which deplete
the suppleness of connective tissue, include poor posture, trauma and general
wear and tear. Over time, the resulting stiffness can produce pinched nerves and
treatments begin with a medical case history and a spinal examination to identify
the precise location of pain. Therapy begins with manipulations designed to stretch
specific connective tissues, reduce pain and improve structural alignment.
addition to manual manipulation, a Naprapath may also use ultrasound, electrical,
heat, and cold pain relief plus provide posture and nutritional counseling.
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