18 Jan How Your Nervous System Benefits from Chiropractic Treatments
Your nervous system assists your brain as the central processing center of your body, coordinating all of its functions, both voluntary and involuntary. The spine, in particular, plays a vital role in relaying signals through the nervous system. Any health problem that impairs the nervous system’s capabilities has the potential to cause problems throughout your body.
Fortunately, with your help, your body has a beautiful capacity to heal itself. The spine is very responsive to care that re-aligns it and improves nervous system performance. Chiropractic treatments at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic assist that natural process.
The Role of the Nervous System in Your Health
Before birth, the brain and spinal cord of a developing fetus form early in the process and then send signals to affect other organs’ development. After delivery and throughout life, this central role continues as the nervous system directs your body’s activities and affects its health.
It stands to reason that the nervous system’s prominence in controlling your body’s functions means that your health truly depends on how well that system is working.
This complex system contains billions of nerve cells that carry electrical signals throughout the body. The system is made up of two parts:
The central nervous system (CNS) is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Your brain sends messages throughout your body via nerves.
The peripheral nervous system is made up of multiple nerves that extend out from the CNS, sending signals from your spinal cord and brain to your limbs and organs.
When a nerve is injured in some way, it may not send vital messages to the rest of the body, or it may cause pain, numbness, or impaired mobility.
How Chiropractic Treatments Improve Nervous System Function
Your spine’s alignment and body’s ability to move directly affect your brain and nervous system. When your vertebrae are misaligned, signals through the nervous system can’t travel effectively to deliver messages between the brain and the rest of the body. A spine that doesn’t function properly can also cause pain and mobility that set up a chain reaction of worsening symptoms, further impairing the nervous system.
A chiropractic consultation provides a full exam to determine the spine’s vertebrae’s alignment and mobility. Your chiropractor diagnoses the source of pain and movement problems and creates a treatment plan for any misalignments.
Gentle adjustments of your spine allow a natural healing process and unimpeded communication through your nervous system; people who get regular chiropractic care exhibit less pain and a healthier nervous system and body.
Creating a proactive plan to care for your spine and nervous system will help get your new year off to a healthy start.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic
To begin your journey to feeling great, contact us in Broken Arrow at (918) 940-4630 to make your appointment.