Anatomy is the finest anatomy textbook used in any college. It says, "The
nervous system consists of the central nervous system, which is composed of the
brain and spinal cord … and the peripheral nervous system, which is composed of
nerves and ganglia. Its function is to control and coordinate all the other
organs and structures, and to relate the individual to his environment."
In short, the function of the nervous system is to control everything in the
body. Can you think of anything in the body that isn't an organ or a structure?
Isn't a fingernail a structure of the body? Isn't the heart an organ or a
structure of the body? Even the smallest cell in the body is a structure of the
body…a living thing. Have you ever sat with your legs crossed and had a foot
"go to sleep?" Or have you ever slept on your arm and had it "go
to sleep?"Drs. Tuttle and Schottelius, renowned physiologists, said, "Pressure
applied to a nerve may also cause a block as is seen in the 'going to sleep'of a limb when its nerve is pressed upon for a
sufficient length of time." In the normal adult spine, there are 24 fully
movable bones. Have you heard of bones "getting out of place?" Two
vertebral bones form a hole through which a nerve trunk exits. This nerve trunk
contains 300,000 nerve fibers and they branch out to all the organs and
structures of the body. What if one of these bones were
knocked out of place or even displaced just enough to partially block the hole
where this nerve trunk comes out. Suppose the nerve flow is blocked to the
heart, or an eyeball, or the liver. Can you imagine what would happen if one of
these organs suddenly had its function decreased?
Suppose there was pressure on the nerves leading to the pancreas, which
produces insulin. Suppose this pressure meant that not enough insulin was
produced, which could lead to diabetes. The kidneys eliminate fifty percent of
the body's waste. Suppose there was pressure on the nerves leading to the
kidneys. This would mean they could then only do part of their job. All the
toxic matter they are supposed to eliminate from the body would circulate in
the blood.I hope this gives you an idea
of how the nervous system controls the body. What chiropractic does to help you
is to move the bones off the nerves they are pinching. We call this a spinal
adjustment, which will permit the body to heal itself, just as the life comes
back to your leg as soon as you uncross it.
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