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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

The Trillions of Nerves in Your Body: How Chiropractic Care Can Help Maintain Overall Health

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Spinal cord cross section
Diagram of nervous system with highlighted nerves

As a chiropractor, it's essential to understand the intricacies of the nervous system and its role in the human body. The human body is home to trillions of nerves, each one playing a vital role in our ability to move, feel, and function. The nervous system is divided into two main parts: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS is made up of the brain and spinal cord, while the PNS is made up of all the nerves that extend out from the spinal cord to the rest of the body.

One of the most important functions of the nervous system is to transmit information throughout the body. This includes sending signals from the brain to the muscles, allowing us to move and perform physical tasks, as well as sending signals from the senses to the brain, allowing us to see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. Another important function of the nervous system is to help the body respond to changes in its environment. For example, if you touch a hot stove, your nervous system will send a signal to your hand to pull away, preventing you from getting burned.

The nervous system is also responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance, within the body. This is what is called the innate intelligence. The innate intelligence is the body's self-healing and self-regulating mechanism. It regulates vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.

As a chiropractor, it is my job to help ensure that the nervous system is functioning properly. By adjusting the spine, I am able to relieve pressure on the nerves and improve the flow of information between the brain and the rest of the body. This can help to reduce pain, improve movement, and promote overall health and well-being.

It's important to take good care of our trillions of nerves, and regular chiropractic care can play a vital role in maintaining a healthy nervous system. If you're experiencing pain or discomfort, or just want to optimize your overall health, consider visiting Dr. Rory Dopps at Dopps Chiropractic. You can easily schedule an appointment online at


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