The Central Nervous System and Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic care helps keep the body healthy and working properly and promotes homeostasis by keeping the spinal column in alignment. There are many nerves in the spinal column which are directly related to the organ systems and functions of the body. When the spinal nerves become compressed through a subluxation many ill affects throughout the body can occur. Keeping the back aligned though chiropractic care will greatly improve one’s overall health and well-being. The body is controlled down to its core by the central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. Both of these are made up by white and gray matter. The brain which has gray matter on the outside and white matter on the inside is responsible for processing the information that it receives from the nerves and spinal cord, sending out responses, and coordinating motor functions. The spinal cord is opposite of the brain and has gray matter on the inside and white on the out. The spinal cord conducts the information or messages it receives from the brain to the body and sends its “research” back to the brain for processing. The spinal cord is encased in 33 hollow bones called vertebrae that are formed at the base of the skull down the back all the way to the sacrum at the bottom. The spinal cord is not one long tube but rather many small hair like fibers that run together through the openings of the vertebrae. Each vertebra has an opening where the nerves of the spinal cord poke out. Each vertebra and the nerves inside of it have a relationship with certain organs and functions. All of the vertebrae put together is referred to as the spinal column or in lamens terms the back bone. The back bone ... ... middle of paper ... ...ber 18, 2013, from http://upcspine.org/?p=33 The Central Nervous System. (2013, November 1). Retrieved November 18, 2013, from http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/CNS.html General Information about Chiropractic Care. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2013, from http://www.acatoday.org/pdf/Gen_Chiro_Info.pdf Gonzalez , D. (2013, May 5). Chiropractic Helps with Asthma - Austin Chiropractor. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from http://www.familyhealthchiropractic.com/chiropractic-helps-with-asthma/ Killian, A. (n.d.). Subluxation. Tulsa, OK. Schluter, J. (2013, January 17). Tulsa Chiropractor | Schluter Chiropractic Rethink Chiropractic | Tulsa Chiropractor » Tulsa Chiropractor | Schluter Chiropractic. Retrieved November 18, 2013, from http://www.drschluter.com/rethink-chiropractic-tulsa-chiropractor/ Wassung, K. (n.d.). The Cervical Curve (9).

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