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What is the Nervous System and what does it do?

The nervous system is made up of three major parts:

  1. Central nervous system, which consists of your brain and spinal cord

  2. Peripheral nervous system, which incorporates your head and spinal nerves

  3. Autonomic nervous system, which is then divided into your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, that control proper function of organs and involuntary movement (ex: Heart beat, breathing, reflexes, digestion and even healing).

The nervous system controls every function in your body and is a direct passageway to the most important organ in the body, the brain. Nerves that branch off your spinal cord relay information to and from the brain to the body, allowing your body to self-regulate and properly function. Your skull and vertebrae protect the brain and spinal cord.

As a chiropractor, the cranial bones and vertebrae are our speciality! If a joint is not moving properly, this can cause messages from the nerves to the brain to get interrupted and not properly received. This is known as a subluxation, or segmental dysfunction with impaired nerve function.

As a chiropractor, we are specially educated on how to assess whether or not there is segmental dysfunction within a joint, and how to correct this in order to guarantee the body is communicating and functioning properly. If this goes un-treated for long periods of time, you risk loosing this communication between the body and brain, thus effecting development, healing, mobility and much more.

ANH Wellness is here to make sure your nervous system is functioning correctly and allowing you to be your best, healthiest self and heal naturally.

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