It is our philosophy at Palmetto Physical Medicine (PPM), that there are three major areas in our lives that directly impact our health; health of the skeletal frame, nutrition, and stress.
We at PPM believe that our bodies possess an inherent intelligence to regulate health that is far superior to any outside interventions. Without any interference and given the proper nutrients and internal environment, our bodies are capable of flawlessly carrying out billions of operations and functions each day.
Most of these functions are processed through the autonomic control of the Central Nervous System (CNS). The (CNS) sends and receives messages through the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
This is why it is critically important to have a healthy, flexible, and properly aligned spine. If someone has a problem or misalignment with their spine, that problem can interfere with the normal transmission of messages to and from the brain.
This malfunction leads to many problems including headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal disc degeneration and Sciatica. Research has also shown that this malfunction can weaken the immune system and lead to a multitude of other health issues such as recurrent infections, GI problems, and genitourinary problems to name a few. This is why PPM places such an emphases on every patients posture, ergonomics, muscle tone, muscle imbalance, and spinal misalignments.
The focus of much of our physical Medicine is to bring these things to our patient’s awareness. Even the smallest of changes in any of these will significantly improve the health of someone’s spine and nervous system. Healthy muscle tone and balance can be achieved. Good habits can be adopted. Segmental and global spinal misalignments can be corrected. Chronic and debilitating pain can be significantly improved or eliminated.