There are two types of complexes, somatic and psychological. As might be expected, there is often found to be overlap between the somatic and the psychological. Often a physical trauma will have psychological effects. One postulated reason for this is that physical irritation to the nervous system, particularly the autonomic nervous system (whose effects we don't feel consciously) can create or aggravate the physiology of disharmonious emotional states, or cut off normal sensation and create the sense of not being connected to a part of the body, or a part of the self.
Successfully clearing the more purely somatic complexes will often result simply in the body functioning as it is supposed to. Pain syndromes decrease or disappear, and overall function improves. The improvement seems to be permanent in many cases, but, if relapses occur they are usually mild and easily cleared. As an example, it is fairly common that what is thought to be a chronic "slipped disk" clears rapidly when the complex and its nexus are addressed.
For the athlete it is essential for clearing to take place as quickly and as fully as possible. To get these type of results it is critical that the athlete get help from the sports medicine chiropractor as soon as possible. The healing process starts very quickly in the body and if we are healing over non-cleared areas we will start getting a compensatory condition that has to be handled before we can truly heal.
Psychological complexes are usually the result of psychological traumas that have altered neurological function. They seem to hold triggers for emotional responses that can exist even when in our minds we "know better." We may know, in truth, that our reactions are inappropriate to the situation, yet we react anyway. Complexes and their neural nexus are part of the glue that binds us to our ego reaction patterns, interfering with our ability to experience ourselves as spiritual essence.
The Neural Nexus Unfoldment Work is not, by any means, the whole story when it comes to healing. Lifestyle, nutritional-biochemical, exercise, psychotherapeutic, soft tissue, structural alignment, acupuncture meridian, and many other issues may need to be addressed for complete healing to occur. The work is not curative for any particular disease.
But, if complexes are present, (and they are present in everyone with a nervous system) they may be blocking many of the benefits that could be attained from other therapeutic methods.
For you the athlete it is most important that you have your mind in the right spot. We all know this to be true but how many of us have the mind set of a professional athlete to keep everything out when it's time to do our job. Acute pain is easily seen but low grade pain blocking our natural Neural pathways is harder to see especially if the pain is sub-symptomatic. The only symptom might be emotional so be ware of emotional changes!
Dr. Phil Serrins