All nerves talk to each other, no matter how far apart they are.
As you may know, I am a huge admirer of the work of Dr ᴘᴇʀʀʏ ɴɪᴄᴋᴇʟsᴛᴏɴ of Stop Chasing Pain, and credit goes to him for these wise words below. Having recently attended his training workshop, I am enthused yet again and excited to be working with this knowledge in my practice.
Don’t fall victim to the Newtonian Name Game. That means breaking the body down into parts and giving them different names to understand the whole. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts ___ Just because things have different names and are nowhere near each other doesn’t mean they don’t work together. They all work together. That’s what compensation and adaptation are all about ____ The names of nerves don’t matter in how they interplay. For example: you learn your sciatic nerve in the back of your leg splits off to become your tibial nerve and common fibular nerve and sural nerve and the list goes on. It’s the same nerve no matter what you call it. Influence one and you influence all the others☝️ ___ Start to think like an engineer. They look at how the system works after parts are together. How can you use this? A few examples: ___ ✔️If your right median nerve hurts assess the left one. They play off each other. (And forget there is a right and left side. There really isn’t ✔️If your sciatic nerve hurts check the nerves in the abdomen. Front always influences back - ✔️If your neck hurts check the nerves in your foot. What you feel or don’t feel with every step changes how you move all the way to the top ____ When you go after pain sites that don’t stay well it’s time to look beyond pain sites for an answer. That’s what STOPCHASINGPAIN™️ means ____ The cause of pain can be coming from ‘anywhere.’ That’s your first clue you should be assessing ‘everywhere.’‼️