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How can the nervous system affect my health?
The nervous system is the area of the body that controls and coordinates all the functions of your organs. It is connected to every organ, tissue and cell in your entire body. When you feel hot or cold, feel a feather running across your arm, feel someone pinching your cheek, it is the nervous system working. When you take a drink, it is the nervous system that allows you to move your arm up and down and gives you the ability to taste what you are drinking. The organs could not function without the nervous system.

The nervous system is controlled by the brain. The brain tells your nerves how to function. The brain communicates with the spinal nerves through the spinal cord. The nerves pass through the vertebra, or spinal bones through a little hole. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for the functioning of the organs. This system communicates by nerves that run on top of the spinal column and join with nerves that go to the various organs (and glands). If the nerve gets interfered with in any way, (i.e. subluxation, muscle spasm on nerve, severing nerve), the organ, tissue or cell most likely will have a decreased function. The lack of function may be imperceptible to the conscious mind. Or you may experience a symptom such as numbing, tingling, or pain. When the nervous system is interfered with, it reduces the bodies natural healing process.

Removing the interference to the nervous system is the job of the Chiropractor. By removing this blockage, not only does the pain usually subside, but many people also noticed a change in the way their organs are functioning. Reports of decreased headaches, decreased menstrual cramps, elimination of stomach pain or irritable bowel syndrome, decreased allergies or sinus headaches, elimination of asthma-symptoms are all common observations.



 

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