A healthy body cannot be complete without a healthy spine. No matter how well you eat, how much you work out, how much water you drink or how active your lifestyle, it’s much harder to remain in good physical health if you neglect your spine. We all know that a course of chiropractic care is the best way to remain free of back and neck pain, stiffness, immobility and the risk of more serious conditions like sciatica or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, preventing pain is only one of the many benefits of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is essential in maintaining a healthy nervous system. And if the nervous system can’t function correctly, the whole body can’t function correctly. Here we’ll take a look at the nervous system and just why it’s such an integral part of our health and wellbeing.
Getting to know the nervous system
Most of us have very little to no idea of how our nervous systems work. And who could blame us? It’s an extremely complex part of the human body incorporating literally hundreds of billions of tiny nerves all transmitting data to and from the brain via the spine. The nervous system governs things like pain and sensation but it is also in charge of communicating impulses from the brain which control our basic organ functions. Without a properly functioning nervous system your body can begin to miscommunicate a number of vital messages throughout the body which can be severely disruptive to your overall health.
How does chiropractic care help?
So, we know that a healthy immune system is integral in ensuring that all of the organs of the body function as they should. But what does this have to do with chiropractic care? While many see their chiropractor to mitigate or prevent stiffness, immobility and pain, let’s not forget that the spinal column is the highway down which all nerve impulses must travel to and from the brain. When the spine is misaligned or otherwise traumatized, this can be like a roadblock on this all-important highway, slowing or impeding the transmission of vital nerve impulses. Over time this can have a range of negative consequences on the body. Fear not, however, with the aid of your chiropractor you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy nervous system throughout your whole life. What are those benefits?
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Benefits of a Healthy Nervous System
The nervous system is intrinsically tied to the endocrine and immune systems. When your immune system is functioning well you benefit from better hormone regulation as well as being better able to fight off illnesses and infections.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of functions which our bodies carry out every day without us even realizing. These functions are improved when you have a better functioning nervous system. With regular chiropractic care you may enjoy benefits like;
- More efficient metabolism
- Better growth and development in children and young adults
- Improved sexual function and libido
- Better sleep
All because the nervous system is doing a better job of governing the endocrine and immune systems.
There are even a range of conditions which have been proven to improved with maintaining a healthy nervous system through chiropractic care such as:
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
Corrective Chiropractic can help you to be your best self through improved nervous function. So, what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment today!