Understanding your body

One of the most important things to understand about your body is that it is largely governed by the central nervous system (the “CNS”.) The CNS is composed of your brain, the spinal cord and the nerves. It is a lightning fast communication system that controls every aspect of your sensation and movement.

The nervous system is the control center for your body. It interprets the things your body senses, and it sends information to the muscles and glands, telling them what to do. It also runs the systems you don’t have to think about, like the digestive and cardiovascular systems.

Disorders of the central nervous system can affect either the brain or the spinal cord and can be due to trauma, infection, autoimmune disorders, tissue degeneration, strokes, or tumors.

At its very foundation chiropractic helps improve nervous system function by making adjustments to the spine. Over time, more and more studies are proving that it is extremely effective and as a result many health conditions are improved and even healed completely.