Your nervous system is a complex network of millions and millions of nerves, the spinal cord, and the brain that reach out and affect every part of your body. The core of the nervous system is the spinal cord which receives and transmits information in the body.
Let me give you an example. If I were to take a cigarette lighter and start it, then put it near one of your fingers, what would happen? Exactly. You’d pull your hand away or get burned. Your body knows how to protect itself through it’s nervous system.
Your nervous system is responsible for how your organs function, your day to day movement, and you experiencing your senses which include sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
Your brain receives the information that is carried by your nervous system from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. It goes everywhere and processes millions of bits of information and helps your body react appropriately, especially when a cigarette lighter is involved.
When you look at a cat, the image is transmitted through your nervous system, processed in your brain, and translated to the image of a cat as you understand it. It happens so quickly; there is no pause or lapse of time in a healthy nervous system. The transmission of the message is instantaneous.
How Your Chiropractic Adjustments Help Improve Your Nervous System
When your spine is not aligned or your body is out of balance it can impact the function of your nervous system, causing chronic pain sometimes, difficulty in mobility, and a wide range of other health conditions. Chiropractic adjustments open the pathways of the nervous system allowing the information to flow unobstructed.
It goes far beyond just the spine though. We can and may adjust your arms, shoulders, legs, neck, and hips in addition to the spine, which all work together to provide you and your family members a healthy, functioning nervous system. Regular chiropractic care can help keep your nervous system unimpeded and working as it should.