Masters of Health Magazine August 2022 | Page 95

An Epidemic of

Nerve Disorders

Dr. Eric Plasker, DC

Nerve disorders can mimic any symptom or disease. Unfortunately, just treating the symptoms can set you up for a lifetime of deterioration. Thus, more and more people are turning to doctors like chiropractors for long-term solutions.


Nerve conditions ranging from autism spectrum disorder in children, autoimmune and postural weaknesses in adults, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in seniors, represent just a fraction of the growing number of nerve conditions that are affecting people of all ages today. Robert Zieve, M.D., recently wrote in an article called Neurological Disorders: The Growing Epidemic of the 21st-Century.  In it he reveals that chronic neurological diseases are fast becoming the debilitating epidemic of our time.

While not the headline-grabbing diseases such as cancer and heart disease that frighten us because they are potentially deadly, chronic neurological diseases can destroy our quality of life.  This includes our ability to think, be active, and relate to others. These diseases also have the potential to cause chronic pain and suffering that can last for decades and make us a burden to our loved ones, which is something that no one would want.


Dr. Zieve also states, “Having a healthy brain and nervous system is vital to being able to think clearly.  Without this our active will lacks intelligent guidance and is weakened.”


Your nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Keeping your nervous system healthy as a priority and a part of your lifestyle is essential if you want to stay healthy over the course of your lifetime.


Nerves are the master controller. Damage or blockages to the nervous system can cause or mimic any condition or disease you can name. This includes problems with the heart, lungs, hormones, stomach, intestines, reproductive glands as well as your arms, legs, fingers, and toes.