What is the nervous system?
The nervous system of the human body is composed of a number of complex nerves. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and all nerves that run off the spinal column.
What is the nervous system responsible for?
The nervous system coordinates every single event in your body by sending messages from the brain back to the body. It controls your movement, hormone release, digestion, and ability to plan and critically think.
Why is a functioning nervous system so important?
Your body wouldn't function at 100% without a functioning brain, spinal cord, and nerves. You can take out your heart and replace it with a new one, but you cannot do the same for your lungs. If you slice your liver in half, your liver will regenerate. You probably haven't heard of a brain transplant or spinal nerve transfer. It is too vital to be removed or replaced. Your nervous system is probably the most important organ in your body. Without it, there would be no other way to function..
Exactly what does chiropractic have to do with all of this?
A chiropractic's primary goal is to make sure your spine and nervous system are functioning at their best. A chiropractor is skilled and trained and can identify nerves that aren't working 100%. They can then help you find solutions.
These areas are called subluxations. Subluxations occur when the normal movement patterns in your spine are reduced. This can cause nerve interference between your body and brain, which can cause pain or other symptoms.
Our chiropractors can help you determine if your symptoms are caused by a spinal subluxation. These subluxations can be caused by stressors in our daily lives.
How can you tell if your spine health is good or bad?
Our bodies are intelligent! We don't listen enough to our bodies. Every symptom is your body's way to tell you something is wrong.
You need to be able to recognize signs such as a headache, pain in the foot, back pain, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, and discomfort after eating. These are all signs that you need to seek help from your doctor.
Can chiropractic care improve the nervous system?
A visit to your chiropractor is a good idea if you have any symptoms. We cannot treat every condition, but we might be able to diagnose and treat or find the underlying problem.
We can also help with fitness and nutrition ideas among other ways to optimize your nervous system. Many people also benefit from continuing chiropractic care to ensure that their spine and nervous systems are working at 100%. This includes but isn't limited to:
Children and babies that are growing and developing
Grandparents that want to be active and play with grandchildren
Desk workers who are suffering from stress or headaches from getting little exercise.
Working manual labor is very rough on the body and need to remain healthy and strong so they can work
Your spine and nervous system are very important. It's worth reaching out to our chiropractor.