Neural Manipulation

What is neural manipulation and what does it do?

Manual Therapy by Emmanuelle

Neural manipulation (NM) examines mechanical relationships between the cranium-spine hard frame and the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on musculoskeletal symptoms. NM identifies and releases local nerve restrictions, while at the same time it examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body. By accessing this relationship, NM resolves the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns.

French osteopath Alain Croibier collaborated with Jean-Pierre Barral to develop NM. Comparative studies found NM beneficial for various disorders such as:

  • Lower Back Pain & Sciatica
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Post-Operative Scar Tissue Pain
  • Swallowing Dysfunctions
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Birth Injuries
  • Neuralgia & Neuritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains & Traumatic Lesions
  • Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injuries & More
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