Chiropractic and Your Nervous System

Your nervous system is your body’s master control center.  Every communication between your body and brain is carried through the complex network of nerves that are your nervous system.

The process of digestion, the feeling of thirst or the need to scratch an itch are all sensations that are controlled by your nervous system.  Even the sensation of pain is carried from the affected body part to you brain through your nervous system.  Every sensation you feel and the way you respond to that sensation is controlled by your nervous system.

If the communication between your brain and the rest of your nervous system is compromised in any way, the function of your nervous system will also be compromised.   If this happens, the messages that are relayed back and forth from your brain to your body will not be able to get through efficiently.  Some examples of how this might happen include muscle spasm, trigger points in your muscles or spinal misalignments, which a chiropractor can locate and correct.

Chiropractors assess your spine to determine if there are areas of interference and compromised communication.  A chiropractic adjustment, or series of adjustments, will help restore the proper function of your nervous system.  Keeping your nervous system free of interference and  functioning optimally is one of the most important things you can do to get healthy and stay healthy!

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