Monday, January 17, 2011

Nervous System Feedback and Subluxations

You're probably familiar with the high-pitched squealing feedback of a public address system. But there's another kind of feedback that helps keep us alive.

We all know that the brain and the rest of the nervous system orchestrates the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. Most of these impulses travel down the spinal cord and out from between each spinal joint to service all parts of the body.

Beat the heart! Secrete enzymes! Inhale! Blink! Make blood cells! Perspire! Produce stomach acid! Beat the heart! It's a full time job. Good thing we don't have to think about all this or we wouldn't have time to do anything else.

Of course, any interference or distortion of these controlling nerve messages and the heart doesn't beat right, the lungs don't inflate and our stomach produces too much or too little acid.

But there's more. Organs and tissues originate their own messages that flow back up to the brain confirming that the information was received and acted upon.

Did it! Done! Got it! Sure thing! Will do! Okay! I'm on it! Did it!

This feedback is crucial. If a subluxation compromises the signal to (or from) any tissue, it won't work properly.

The result? Ill health!

Health information provided by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) on behalf of local chiropractors.

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