This simple anology comes from a recent newsletter from Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic:
How Does the Nervous System Work?
The nervous system-the brain, spinal cord, and nerves-connects every part of the body into one vast communication highway. The nerves communicate with each other via chemical and electrical messages. These messages, which are passed along between the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and the rest of the body, keep everything connected, coordinated, and optimized on both a cellular and a body level. This includes basic cell and organ function as well as higher-level brain function such as thinking, learning, and memory.
The health of our nervous system impacts the way our body functions. Factors that can affect nerve health include chronic inflammation, spinal misalignment, injury, and poor mental health.
As a kid, did you ever play the game called “Telephone” where a bunch of kids sat in a circle with one whispering a message into their neighbour’s ear, who in turn passed the message onto the next person in the circle and so on? The last person to receive the message would then communicate what they heard- usually a version which did not in the least resemble the original message!
When the delicate communication highway in the nervous system is compromised, it can quickly turn into a game of telephone, with less amusing results. Messages become delayed, crossed, and totally misinterpreted, and the body falls into a state of dysfunction.
Chiropractic Care Can Fix and Prevent Mixed Messages
To prevent these mixed messages from happening, it is vital to keep the lines of communication within our nervous systems open and as unencumbered as possible. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to correct spinal misalignment, ensuring that every part of our body receives the correct messages to function optimally.