Did you know that your neurological system aids in the process of digestion?

Your digestive system is coordinated by your neurological system through proper body chemistry. Depending upon what you eat, a certain chemical is created for the proper digestion and assimilation. Optimal digestion occurs when the innate wisdom of the body coordinates the production of digestive chemicals at the right time, in the right quantity.

There’s a neurological complex that controls all aspects of your digestion called the enteric nervous system (ENS). Your ENS is located within your digestive system and communicates with your brain to aid in the process of digestion.

Mental impulses travel from the brain to your digestive system (ENS) and back again to the brain through the neurological system. All this communication takes place through the spinal cord and nerve roots. Mental impulses carry a message embedded within the neurological impulse for the purpose of coordinated activity, like proper assimilation of the nutrients.

When spinal dysfunction occurs due to vertebral subluxation, there is interference in the neurological communication between the brain and body. Interference in the mental impulses between the brain and your digestive system can result in less than optimal digestive function.

Chiropractic adjustments can promote optimal digestion due to the relationship between structure and function that is coordinated by the neurological system which allows the innate recuperative power of the body to function optimally.

Digestion and assimilation of food is a necessity for an optimal quality of life. Help keep your digestive system working at its maximum potential by seeing your chiropractor regularly to have your spine checked for vertebral subluxation.


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The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.