The Nervous System

The Nervous System is Central

The nervous system is the master control system of the body. Comprised of the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system organises and co-ordinates all of our bodily functions. Housed within our nervous system is our bodies ability to heal and self regulate. When our body has optimal communication through this system we see health with in body. When this system becomes interfered with we start to see to see problems occurring in the body.

Start with the spine

The nervous system is surrounded by the skull and the spine. This protects this delicate system but also feeds information to it. In order for this to work correctly the spine has to move efficiently and be positioned correctly. The upper cervical spine is the most mobile part of the spine and surrounds an area of the nervous system called the brain stem – this are of the spine gives rise to a number of important structures such as the vestibular cochlea nerve and the vagus nerve.

As this area of the spine is highly movable, it is also the only area of the spine that susceptible to misalignment. The delicate structure that are around this area of the spine and the consciences of these structures not functioning correctly is why at Top Chiropractic we focus on the upper cervical spine.