Our nervous system is complicated but very important when it comes to how we function as human beings. The human body has a domino effect when it comes to how it functions. For example if your nervous system is out of whack, it can negatively impact your sleep. If your sleep is out of whack, it can negatively impact your muscles and recovery time, leading to back pain, joint pain, and other kinds of issues.
Let’s talk about what the nervous system is and how chiropractic care can help.
What is the nervous system?
The nervous system is the group of structures that allows for the communication between the brain and the body.
The nervous system consists of two main parts. One is the central nervous system (CNS) and the other one is the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves that connect these structures together.
The PNS consists of nerves that connect the CNS to all other parts of the body.
The nervous system controls everything from muscle movement to digestion. It is responsible for sending information between your brain and all other parts of your body.
In the CNS, nerve cells (also known as neurons) transmit signals from one part of your body to another by passing electrical impulses along their length. These impulses travel in a series of tiny tubes called axons that connect many neurons in different parts of your body. In the PNS, nerve cells connect to each other by way of networks called synapses.
The nervous system also includes a network of supporting cells called glial cells that support and protect neurons by getting rid of waste products and providing nutrients and oxygen.
Glial cells are found in all parts of your body, including your skin, muscles, blood vessels, and even fat tissue. They help keep neurons healthy by controlling how much glucose can get into them or how much waste can leave them.
In addition to keeping neurons healthy, glial cells provide support for those neurons
Keeping your nervous system healthy
Keeping your nervous system healthy is essential for maintaining a healthy body. Your nervous system controls everything from your heartbeat to your digestion, and problems with this system can lead to health issues of all kinds.
The most important thing you can do to keep your nervous system healthy is to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. You should also get enough sleep each night, as this will help keep your body’s chemicals flowing properly.
Proper hydration is another key way to keep your nervous system healthy. Not drinking enough water can lead to dry skin, constipation, headaches, muscle cramps, and more. Make sure you’re drinking at least eight glasses of water every day.
Exercise regularly is another great way to keep your nervous system healthy. By moving your body every day, you’ll be able to reduce stress levels and strengthen muscles, which will in turn help you feel better overall.
The Health and Benefits of a Healthy Nervous Systems
Taking care of your nervous system can have a positive impact on your immune and endocrine systems. Our bodies function as a whole when all three systems work together.
When one system fails, the whole body suffers. Nervous systems are no different. It improves the health of others. Many diseases can be treated with the help of a healthy nervous system.
The health of your body affects a number of body functions. The importance of some of these functions may not be noticed, but they are crucial to your overall health. Healthy nervous systems can improve the following body functions:
Growth and Development
Chiropractic care can help align your body which removes potential pressure on your nerves and joints. If you’re dealing with nervous system issues that are decreasing your quality of life, our chiropractors are ready to help. Contact us today!