Maintaining optimal neural flow, or nerve flow is a great way to keep all the parts of your body working properly and feeling healthy and vibrant. And quality chiropractic care is one of the best ways to maintain optimal neural flow.
At Advanced Alignment, we have a thorough education and understanding of the nervous system and the issues that can result from even a small disruption in neural.
What is Neural Flow?
Nerves are the electrical system of the body. Neural flow is a term that refers to the transport of electrical impulses via the nerves to the brain and back again. Neural flow is important because it’s how the brain receives critical sensory information about the state of all the body’s tissues, organs, and systems. Without it, there would be no way for the brain to know what measures need to be taken to maintain optimal functioning of the body. A breakdown in this communication circuitry can result in a variety of issues ranging from mild discomfort to excruciating pain to total malfunction or shutdown of organ systems.
Sensory data carried via nerves include information relating to matters such as temperature, pressure, tension, and light (in the case of the rods and cones of the eye). The brain also uses input gathered from the nerves to regulate the body’s organ systems. That means nerves play a major role in digestion, circulation, respiration, and liver and kidney function, as well as LITERALLY everything the body does to keep us alive and functioning properly.
Compromised Neural Flow
When your electrical circuitry is compromised, YOU are compromised, because your brain is not receiving vital information.
One simple way to illustrate what happens when nerve function is compromised is to imagine what happens to a water hose if a dog steps on it while you’re washing your car. If it’s a Chihuahua, you may not notice much of a change. But if it’s a Mastiff, you will likely observe a significantly diminished flow of water coming through the hose. When this type of compression occurs with a nerve, the flow that is diminished involves vital information that is needed for the brain to regulate the body.
A pinched nerve is one instance where diminished nerve flow is very obvious. Pinched nerves can cause numbness, tingling, and in some instances excruciating pain. If you think you have a pinched nerve, see our previous blog article to learn what to do about it and find out how we can help.
All it takes is the amount of pressure exerted from the weight of a dime to curtail neural flow. And since every organ, muscle, and gland in the body is innervated, having an interrupted nerve flow has the potential to affect multiple bodily functions. And it doesn’t always involve pain or physical sensation, so sometimes you may not even know there is an issue.
In fact, many chronic conditions could potentially result from restricted or obstructed nerve flow, including autoimmune disorders, fatigue, weakness, vertigo, metabolic issues, and many others. That means these conditions can potentially be improved with quality chiropractic care.
Restricted neural flow is a conceivable root cause (or at least a contributing factor) for just about any undesirable condition in the body since every part of the body communicates with the brain via the nerves.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Maintain Optimal Neural Flow?
Conventional healthcare is generally focused on symptom management. But chiropractic care addresses the root issue and the physiology that led to the disease or chronic condition.
Nervous system health is a primary aspect of quality chiropractic care because every nerve in the body is housed within the spinal column. The spinal column is also where neural flow is likely to be interrupted due to misalignment (called subluxation) of the vertebrae. When this happens, even to a small degree, the result can be diminished function of potentially any organ or tissue in the body.
At Advanced Alignment, we aim to make sure our clients are functioning at their highest level by keeping their nerves free from subluxations. And if a spinal misalignment is affecting neural flow, we are adept at relieving the pressure as quickly and efficiently as possible, so you can keep all your organs and tissues operating at their highest level of function.
Once we identify the location of the affected nerve, spinal manipulation will release the pressure, providing immediate relief from any pain involved. From there we will compose a comprehensive plan of action that has a beginning, middle, and end with objective measures of progress and resolution.
The sooner you address the root cause of your diminished nerve flow, the greater chances of a quick recovery. A skilled chiropractor can also protect the affected nerve from sustaining long-term or permanent damage as well, which is ideal because it is a slow and tedious process while damaged nerves can heal.
Neural flow, or nerve flow, refers to the exchange of information via the nervous system between the brain and all the organs, systems, and tissues of the body. That’s why keeping the spine healthy is a huge part of maintaining optimal health because every nerve in your body is housed within the protective structure of the spinal column.
Here at Advanced Alignment, we understand how important neural flow is and we have the skill and expertise to help you keep all your systems functioning well by making sure your spine is free of subluxations or misalignments.