About Naprapathy

About Naprapathy

If you are facing the prospect of surgery, suffering from chronic pain due to long-term or acute injury, or structural issues due to congenital conditions such as scoliosis, Naprapathy can help you feel restored and resolve the pain within weeks. 

Naprapathic medicine is commonly practiced in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Germany. It has been practiced in America since 1907. Throughout a person’s lifetime, structures within the body are subject to damage due to chronic long-term overuse, misuse, or acute trauma. Naprapathic therapeutic interventions facilitate a restoration of structural alignment, proper fluid flow, release of nerve constriction, and softening scar tissue, to assists in releasing pain.

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by resolving pain through applied bodywork.

Through a combination of various modalities such as naprapathically freeing too loose and overly tight ligaments, restorative soft tissue techniques, passive ameliorative therapeutic joint motions, corrective exercises and stretches, Naprapaths aim to assist patients in achieving optimal levels of health and wellness. By working with the root cause of the issue, Naprapaths are able to develop personalized therapeutic plan and preventative care plan to help manage and alleviate symptoms.

What is Naprapathic Medicine?

Dr. Pat Nuzo, Founder of Naprapathic Medicine in New Mexico

Dr. Pat Nuzo, the founder of Naprapathic Medicine in New Mexico,  shares his personal journey and experiences in the field of Naprapathic Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy.

Dr. Nuzo provides insights into the development and practice of Naprapathy and highlights the potential benefits of Stem Cell Therapy in conjunction with Naprapathic treatments.

What Ailments Can Naprapthy Address?

Naprapathy is a holistic approach to healing that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Naprapaths are trained to diagnose and manage a wide range of conditions related to the soft tissues, joints, and body mechanics. Here are just some examples:

Naprapathy is a manual therapy that can be used to manage and help improve a variety of spinal conditions and related musculoskeletal issues. Naprapaths are trained to identify the underlying causes of spinal pain, which could be related to joint dysfunction, muscle imbalance, or other biomechanical factors. Here are some ways that Naprapathy can help with spinal conditions:

Spinal cord injuries:

Naprapaths can work with patients with spinal cord injuries to address the musculoskeletal issues that can develop over time due to pressure sores, disuse, and muscle atrophy. By promoting proper alignment and mobility of the affected areas, Naprapaths can help to reduce pain and optimize functional movement.

Disc compression: 

Disc compression can arise from several factors such as posture, muscle imbalances or trauma. Naprapaths can work to reduce compression of the discs by using techniques such as stretching, spinal mobilization, muscle release and posture correction.


Naprapaths can help with the spinal condition scoliosis, which causes a lateral curvature of the spine. While scoliosis has varying degrees of severity , Naprapaths can use techniques such as stretching and manual manipulation to improve mobility, promote proper alignment, and reduce pain.

Ankylosing spondylitis: 

This inflammatory arthritis of the spine can lead to pain and stiffness in the vertebral column. Naprapaths can work to improve mobility, reduce symptoms, and prevent joint deterioration by using soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises and stretches.

By addressing the underlying causes of spinal conditions, Naprapaths can help patients achieve optimal musculoskeletal health and function. Through a combination of soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, corrective exercises and stretches, Naprapaths aim to develop a personalized therapy plan for each patient, seeking to reduce pain and improve spinal alignment.

Tendinitis and bursitis are caused by the inflammation of soft tissues in the body, including tendons and bursae. Naprapaths doctors can work to alleviate inflammation of the tendons and joints, provide correction of muscle and joint imbalances, and prevent further injury by recommending targeted exercises. By addressing the underlying biomechanical factors that contribute to inflammation and pain, Naprapaths can help patients achieve optimal musculoskeletal health and function.

Naprapaths use a combination of soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises, and stretches to decrease pain and inflammation, and increase mobility. Other techniques may include nutritional counseling, postural corrections, and ergonomic modifications to ensure optimal health outcomes.

Soft tissue manipulation: 

Naprapaths use techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy ,and neuromuscular techniques to encourage increased blood flow, decrease muscular spasm and tone, and relieve fascial tension. This can reduce inflammation and pain associated with tendinitis and bursitis.

Joint mobilization: 

Joint mobilization techniques are used to help relieve stiffness and decrease pain that can come with tendinitis and bursitis by releasing excess tension around the joint. This can lead to easing of inflammation and restoration of normal range of motion.

Therapeutic exercises: 

Exercises and stretches are advised based on the assessment of patient’s biomechanical issues causing tendinitis or bursitis. This can include exercises to strengthen the affected area, restore balance and promote a healthier range of motion.

Ergonomic and postural modifications: 

Naprapaths may advise patients on ergonomic modifications at work or home to reduce repetitive stress and postural correction if it’s contributing to tendinitis or bursitis. This could include recommendations for better sitting or standing posture or adapting specific activities to avoid aggravating pain or reducing the chance of recurrence.

Through a holistic approach, Naprapaths aim to develop a personalized treatment plan, seeking to alleviate the symptoms of tendinitis and bursitis, prevent further damage from occurring, and optimize musculoskeletal function.

Naprapathy offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to managing arthritis and fibromyalgia. These conditions can cause chronic pain, inflammation, and stiffness, greatly impacting an individual's quality of life. By focusing on musculoskeletal health and overall well-being, Naprapathy aims to alleviate symptoms, improve joint function, and enhance the body's natural healing processes.

In the case of arthritis, Naprapathy utilizes manual manipulation techniques to restore proper alignment, reduce joint inflammation, and decrease pain. By addressing the underlying musculoskeletal imbalances, Naprapathy can help alleviate symptoms such as joint stiffness, limited range of motion, and muscle tension. Additionally, Naprapathic practitioners may recommend lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and nutrition, to support joint health and overall well-being.

Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and fatigue, can also be effectively managed through Naprapathy. By addressing the musculoskeletal imbalances and reducing tension in the soft tissues, Naprapathic treatments can help alleviate the pain associated with fibromyalgia. In addition to manual manipulation, Naprapathy may incorporate other modalities such as therapeutic stretching, soft tissue massage, and corrective exercises to improve flexibility, reduce muscle stiffness, and promote relaxation.

Furthermore, Naprapathy emphasizes the importance of restoring the body's natural balance and optimizing overall health. This approach may include dietary recommendations, stress management techniques, and ergonomic assessments to minimize external factors that contribute to pain and discomfort. By taking a comprehensive approach to arthritis and fibromyalgia management, Naprapathy aims to improve the overall well-being of individuals and enhance their ability to function and enjoy daily activities.

Naprapathy can be beneficial in the management of chronic headaches or migraines. Naprapaths are trained to identify the root cause of the problem, which often involves assessing the musculoskeletal system, particularly the neck and shoulders. Many headaches, including tension headaches and migraines, can be triggered or exacerbated by musculoskeletal imbalances and tension in these areas.

Once the underlying issue has been established, Naprapaths employ a variety of techniques to alleviate headache or migraine symptoms. Soft tissue manipulation, such as massage and myofascial release, can help release tension and knots in the muscles of the neck and shoulders. This can lead to immediate relief and reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.

Additionally, joint mobilization techniques may be used to restore proper alignment and mobility in the neck and upper back. By addressing any restrictions or misalignments in the joints, Naprapathy aims to relieve pressure on surrounding tissues and improve overall function.

Corrective exercises and stretches are also an integral part of Naprapathic treatment for chronic headaches. These exercises target specific muscles and help strengthen weak areas, improve posture, and enhance flexibility. By addressing muscle imbalances and postural issues, Naprapathy aims to alleviate chronic tension and reduce the likelihood of headaches.

When it comes to treating sports injuries, Naprapaths start by conducting a thorough assessment to determine the extent of the injury and identify its root cause. This may involve examining the affected area, reviewing the patient's medical history, and considering any biomechanical imbalances or repetitive strain that may have contributed to the injury.

Once the cause of the injury has been established, Naprapaths employ various treatment modalities to facilitate healing. These may include manual manipulation techniques, soft tissue mobilization, and joint mobilization. Manual manipulation helps restore proper alignment, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. Soft tissue mobilization techniques, such as massage and myofascial release, help to break up scar tissue, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall flexibility. Joint mobilization techniques aim to restore proper joint function, enhance range of motion, and promote healing.

In addition to these hands-on treatments, Naprapaths provide guidance on rehabilitative exercises and stretches that can help strengthen the injured area, improve stability, and prevent future injuries. They may also recommend specific modalities such as heat therapy, cold therapy, or electrical stimulation to further facilitate healing and alleviate pain.

Moreover, Naprapathy takes a holistic approach to sports injury management, considering factors beyond the injury itself. Naprapaths may address any underlying biomechanical imbalances, postural issues, or movement patterns that may have contributed to the injury. They can provide recommendations for ergonomic adjustments, sports-specific techniques, and training modifications to optimize performance and reduce the risk of reinjury.

Similar to back pain, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of factors such as poor posture, muscle strain, or joint dysfunction. Naprapathy offers effective techniques to alleviate neck pain and improve overall musculoskeletal health.

Naprapaths are trained in various approaches to address neck and shoulder pain. They may employ stretching exercises to increase flexibility and relieve muscle tension in the neck and shoulders. These stretches can help improve range of motion and reduce stiffness, alleviating pain and discomfort.

Massage therapy is another common technique used by Naprapaths to relieve neck and shoulder pain. Through targeted manipulation of soft tissues, such as muscles and fascia, massage therapy can promote relaxation, increase blood circulation, and reduce muscle tension. This can provide immediate relief and improve the overall function of the neck and shoulder area.

Furthermore, Naprapaths may use spinal mobilization techniques to restore proper joint function in the neck and upper back. These gentle, hands-on adjustments can help alleviate joint restrictions or misalignments that contribute to pain and limited mobility.

Alongside these techniques, Naprapaths may also provide recommendations for posture correction and ergonomic adjustments to minimize strain on the neck and shoulder area. They may suggest specific exercises or modifications to daily activities to improve posture and prevent future pain and discomfort.

Naprapaths are highly trained to identify the root cause of back pain, which could be related to poor posture, muscle imbalance, or joint dysfunction.

They use a combination of soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, and corrective exercises to address the underlying issue and reduce pain. Soft tissue manipulation, including techniques like massage and myofascial release, is commonly employed to relieve tension in the muscles and fascia of the back. By manually manipulating these soft tissues, Naprapaths can reduce muscle tightness, improve blood circulation, and promote relaxation.

Naprapathy can also be an effective approach in helping to alleviate sciatica, a condition characterized by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, and legs.

One of the primary causes of sciatica is compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve due to conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or muscle imbalances. Naprapaths utilize a combination of techniques to alleviate sciatic nerve compression and reduce pain associated with sciatica.

Joint mobilization techniques are also utilized to address joint dysfunction that may contribute to both back pain and sciatica. These gentle, hands-on techniques aim to restore proper joint alignment, mobility, and function. By correcting any joint restrictions or misalignments, Naprapathy can help alleviate pain and improve overall spinal health.

In addition to these manual techniques, Naprapaths often incorporate corrective exercises into treatment plans for back pain. These exercises are tailored to address muscle imbalances, improve core strength, and promote proper posture and alignment. By strengthening and stretching specific muscles, the body can regain balance and stability, reducing the strain on the back and alleviating pain.

Furthermore, Naprapaths provide guidance on lifestyle modifications and ergonomic adjustments that can support the healing process and prevent future back pain. This may include recommendations for proper lifting techniques, postural improvements, and ergonomic changes in the workplace or home environment.

As the science of Neuropathy Care works within the whole of the body, there are many more ailments we can aid in improving. Including the following.

  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness 
  • Tingling 
  • Gut biome i.e digestive issues  
  • Tears 
  • Bulging discs 
  • Aches and Stiffness in muscles and joints 
  • Decreased or limited range of motion  
  • Lack of strength 
  • Sharp shooting pains and dull ache pain 
  • Car accident whiplash
  • Inflammation