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Nervous System with Peripheral Nerves
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Exit of Nerves from the Spinal Column
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The Nervous System receives information and coordinates all of the actions of the body. It is made up of the brain, the spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves of the body and the retina of the eye.

The Nerves send signals from the body to the brain and vice versa along this network. These signals inform the brain as to the state of the body and its environment, using the sensory organs and nerve receptors; it uses this information to control the rate and functions of the organs, muscle function, movements, glandular secretions and decision making.

There are specific Nerve Receptors for pressure, stretch, temperature, chemicals and pain located throughout the body. When these receptors are activated they send nerve signals up their respective nerve, through the spinal cord and to the specific
sensory areas of the brain.

Within the brain the sensory information is interpreted so that conscious and unconscious reactions or responses can be made.The motor areas in the brain activate and nerve signals are sent from these areas through the spinal cord to the peripheral nerves and to the muscles, glands, organs etc.

This is a complex coordinated organization within which irritations and interruptions can occur. Irritation from chemical and physical mechanisms is some of the rational for the Chiropractic Subluxation.

The spinal cord is housed and tethered within the spinal canal of the vertebrae, and the spinal nerves exit from between the vertebrae as well. Thus nerve function and conduction can be affected or irritated by Chiropractic Subluxations.