Discover More About Your Nervous System!

February 4th 2021

At BodyEvolve, we love providing our practice members with the tools on how to get to know your body better. We get excited when we can educate and steer your path onto a course for ultimate well being.

So, when we say we look at your body as a whole, we mean that literally, from the tip of your head, to the bottom of your toe, we are committed to embarking you on a journey to knowing what your body is saying to you!

What is the Nervous System?

The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

How Body Systems are Connected

All of the systems within the body interact with one another to keep an organism healthy. Although each system has specific functions, they are all interconnected and dependent on one another. The nervous system controls various organs of the body directly. The brain also receives information from many organs of the body and adjusts signals to these organs to maintain proper functioning.
Human Nervous System

The Skeletal System

The skeletal system makes up the framework of the body and allows us to move when our muscles contract. It stores minerals (e.g. calcium, phosphorous) and releases them into the body when they are needed. The skeletal system also protects internal organs and produces blood cells.
Interaction With The Nervous System
•Bones provide calcium that is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
•The skull protects the brain from injury.
•The vertebrae protect the spinal cord from injury.
•Sensory receptors in joints between bones send signals about body position to the brain.
•The brain regulates the position of bones by controlling muscles.
Muscular System
Different types of muscles enable motion, generate heat to maintain body temperature, move food through digestive tract and contract the heart.
Interaction With The Nervous System
•Receptors in muscles provide the brain with information about body position and movement.
•The brain controls the contraction of skeletal muscle.
•The nervous system regulates the speed at which food moves through the digestive tract.
•There are also the:

Digestive System -The digestive system stores and digests foods, transfers nutrients to the body, eliminates waste and absorbs water.
Cardiovascular System -The cardiovascular system delivers oxygen, hormones, nutrients and white blood cells around the body by pumping blood, and it removes waste products.
Endocrine System – regulates hormones into blood and other body fluids. Important for metabolism, growth, water and mineral balance and the response to stress.

Lymphatic System – protects the body from infection. The brain can stimulate defense mechanisms against infection.
Respiratory System – supplies oxygen to the blood and removes carbon dioxide. The brain monitors respiratory volume and blood gas levels as well as regulating the respiratory rate.
Reproductive System – responsible to producing new life. Reproductive hormones affect the brain development.
Urinary System – eliminates waste products and maintains water/chemical balance. The bladder send sensory information to the brain and controls urination.
Integumentary System – reduces water loss, contains receptors that respond to touch, regulates body temperature and protects the inside of body from damage.

Such a lot of systems, for a fairly small package, but they all play a vital role in the workings of the human body and wellness. Chiropractors aren’t just for spines, they are for life!

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