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What are Spinal Nerves?

Our bodies possess over 45 Miles of Nerves! We generally categorize them into 2 parts: our Central Nervous System, and our Peripheral Nervous System. The central Nervous System consists of our Brain and Spinal Cord both of which are so important that our bodies have surrounded them with bone for protection. Our Brain being encased within our skull, and our Spinal cord floating ever so gently down the center of our spine. Our Peripheral Nervous System consists of every other nerve cell within our bodies.

Our Spinal Nerves branch directly off of our Spinal Cord and pass through the spaces in between the vertebrae of our Spine. These 31 pairs of nerves represent the physical link between the 2 major parts of our nervous system! Take a moment to consider the fact that each and every time we experience the breeze on our face, the touch of a loved one, or even the sting of discomfort; our Spinal Nerves carry that information from our body to our spinal cord, and in an instant it is conducted to our brain where we integrate and understand what’s going on.

More importantly, each and every time our bodies do something like move a muscle, digest our dinner, or even change our blood pressure our spinal nerves are at work! When our Brain receives information it responds in the most appropriate manner sending a signal back down our spinal cord, though a spinal nerve, and off to the region of the body that is intended to receive it.

But How?

Our Nervous system is HIGHLY Organized, it needs to be in order to process all of the information that it does. Some of our nerves only carry sensory information from our body in and up to our brain, others exclusively carry output from the brain down and out to the different parts of our bodies. However, certain nerves, like our Spinal Nerves, carry both; even though different types of signals are generated by different types of receptors, and are carried to different parts of the brain and / or body. Take a look at the cross-sectioned picture of a Spinal Nerve below. In the center is a blood vessel, and surrounding it are many round bundles of Nerve Tissue. These bundles are like lanes on a highway carrying different types of information to and from different places, at different speeds. Some sense pressure, others perceive touch, others may innervate a hamstring, colon, or even detect how far a tendon is being stretched.

Chiropractic keep your Nervous System FREE & CLEAR of interference so every bit of information that it processes can be transmitted to its intended destination quickly, clearly, and accurately allowing every part of our body to work exactly how it is intended to!

Chiropractic Care in Brick, New Jersey

Dr. Tyler C. White specializes in Traditional Chiropractic and various low force approaches to

analyze and address areas of altered physiologic tone within the body. This innovative approach

is founded on an intimate understanding of the Neuro-Spinal system so it may be addressed

from a state of peace and ease allowing the adjustment to be fully integrated throughout the

entirety of the system. Adjustments are delivered with speed, ease, specificity, and precision

fully considering past traumas, injuries, stress, and biomechanical patterns. Message Hands On

Health Chiropractic to schedule your appointment or call 732-710-7403.

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