Have you ever wondered how the human body actually works? It all starts with our brain, the control center of our body. Our brain runs everything in our body, anything we think about like walking or sitting, to things we don’t think about like our heart rate. Millions of nerves distributing throughout our body allow us to perform complex bio-mechanical functions like typing, breathing, walking, and many more on a daily basis. Electrical impulses from the brain are sent to muscles and organs via our nerves communicating vital information. The information being sent could be anything from a contraction of a muscle or even secretions of certain chemicals in the body.
When all these communicating nerves work together we get amazing results that allow us to do our daily activities effortlessly. Essentially this means our nervous system controls our entire body and how we function as a human being on a daily basis. It would make sense to take care of your nervous system, because it plays such an integral role in running our body. The doctors at Northern Edge Chiropractic are here to help you figure out how well your nervous system is running, and how to keep you nervous system healthy. So how do you know if you have a healthy nervous system?
The first thing you need to do is ask yourself; “What does health mean to you?” Health is the general condition of the body, mind, and spirit. It would seem subjective to how you feel and what you want out of life, but it is not. Pain is generally the last thing to show up, the last indicator to the brain that dysfunction is occurring in at least one system in the body. This applies to diet, exercise, mental health, muscular strength, stress, and of course your joint health. The different systems in our body work in conjunction with one another.
So even though you may not be experiencing pain, dysfunction in one system can affect all the others within the body, leading to further pain, degeneration, breakdown, or illness. The nervous system is the baseline in health that you build from. Without a properly functioning nervous system it is hard to keep the rest of your body running at maximum capacity, even if you are working at improving diet and exercise. That is why health is more of a job rather than a luxury. Without a healthy nervous system it makes keeping up your health almost impossible. In today’s society it is easy to let your health slide, this is why the chiropractors at Northern Edge are explaining how to keep the nervous system healthy.
The first thing you can do to help keep the nervous system healthy is to reduce the amount of irritation directly affecting it. There are multiple things that cause irritation to nerves including stress, trauma, and direct inflammation. Remember stress can be emotional, physical, or chemical. That means that work related stress, as well as anything you eat could be causing dysfunction. Chiropractic care is the leading treatment for reducing nerve irritation and decreasing stress. When you go to a chiropractor the first thing done will be a chiropractic examination.
Chiropractic Can Help With Pinched Nerves
The chiropractic examination includes range of motion, muscle testing, orthopedic tests, neurologic testing, and direct palpation of the joints. All of these tests allow the chiropractor determine the condition of your nervous system, and more specifically which joints are causing the nervous system irritation. The chiropractor will then adjust the misalignment or area causing irritation in the spine which will reduce pain, reduce inflammation around the joint and improve joint range of motion and function. Chiropractic care can be used for a variety of different reasons including pain reduction, prevention of degeneration, and performance boosts for athletes. Click the link to read about the benefits of seeing a chiropractor.