How Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Your Nervous System

Of the many patients that visit our chiropractic clinic in Ealing each year, the majority are seeking out treatment for a sore back or sporting injury. However, seeing a chiropractor regularly care can provide some additional benefits for your general health.

One of the most interesting benefits is improved nervous system performance. Chiropractors can make adjustments to the spine which help signals travel throughout the nervous system more efficiently, which leads to some surprising health benefits.

In this post, our Ealing chiropractor explains what the nervous system is, before identifying how chiropractic care can improve its performance.




What Is The Nervous System?

The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells which transmit information between the body and brain.

The basic building block of the nervous system is a neurone, or nerve cell. Nerve cells can receive and transmit electrochemical nerve impulses. The body uses these impulses to achieve the three main primary functions of the nervous system:


  1. Sensory input
    Sensory receptor neurones are responsible for helping the body detect physical stimuli like touch and temperature, then sending signals to the central nervous system to be processed.
  2. Information processing
    Neurones are responsible for processing incoming information, reacting to it and storing it in the brain. They also send signals to trigger motor neurones.
  3. Motor output
    Motor neurones are responsible for making the body actually move.


The nervous system is divided into two parts, the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord and cerebellum. The PNS includes sensory neurones, motor neurones, and connective neurones which connect different parts of the PNS and CNS together.

The nervous system is responsible for hundreds of critical tasks like making it possible to control your body, helping you understand when your stomach is full, feeling pleasure/pain, and memorising new information. It also helps your body maintain a strong immune system and avoid illness. Having a healthy nervous system is essential for living a healthy life.


What Is Chiropractic?

Many people assume that chiropractors only make adjustments to the spine to alleviate back pain. However, chiropractors are trained healthcare professionals who can diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide variety of disorders of the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and bones).

They can manage the effect that these disorders have on the nervous system. So, when a chiropractor successfully diagnoses and treats a pinched nerve in a patient’s body, it can reduce any nerve pain the patient is suffering from and have a significant positive impact on the health of their nervous system.

Although chiropractors often perform adjustments of the neck and back pain, they can also help patients improve their health in other ways. This includes offering patients advice on topics like nutrition, exercise, and ideas on how to improve their mental wellbeing.


How Chiropractic Can Improve The Health Of Your Nervous System

The nervous system is quite robust. However, there are several injuries, diseases, and ailments which can impact its performance.

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions which can sometimes impair the performance of the nervous system.

Chiropractic care can also be useful for addressing spinal subluxations. Subluxations are misaligned or damaged joints which are not functioning as they should. These joints can sometimes place pressure upon a nerve, which interferes the normal operation of the nervous system.

Subluxations can be treated using chiropractic spinal manipulation, which is a safe and gentle form of treatment. Chiropractors can also offer advice on therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes which mitigate the impact of a spinal subluxation, helping to improve the performance of your nervous system.

For more information on the ways that chiropractic care can improve the health of your nervous system, give The Spine & Joint Centre a call on 020 8900 9004.

The Spine and Joint CentreFrom the Team at The Spine and Joint Centre

Experienced Ealing and Harrow Chiropractors that care for You
Serving the local communities of North West London
Including Ealing, Harrow, Wembley and Sudbury

Yasser Ranjha
Thank you Spine and Joint Centre! Very professional service. The reception staff are very welcoming and friendly. Rishi is fantastic and helped resolve my lower back issues. I would highly recommend.
Yasser Ranjha
Nita Unadkat
Excellent treatment by Dr R Loatey. I had such a bad shoulder pain for the last 9 months or so and nothing was helping! Having had quite a few sessions at the centre has helped me tremendously thank you so much 🙏
Nita Unadkat
Rishi and the team are really professional and have helped improve my mobility. The front desk are always helpful and engaging and the therapist (Rishi) is personable and truly knows what to do to get you healing. I am continuing to see them for follow up treatment and to monitor my progress. The clinic is hygenic, bright and well situated. Thanks again to the team at this clinic for helping me on my journey to better mobility!
Piero Mannino
I was in pain,now I'm flying!
Piero Mannino
Love the adjustments from Dr Lucy Hogan and outcome is great. If anybody looking for chiropractic treatments then look further. This is the one.
Antonio Toma
I recently visited the Spine and Joint Centre for my lower back pain where I was treated by Dr Hogan. After just a few visits, I could feel gradual alleviation in my back pain and I am now pain-free. I highly recommend the Spine and Joint Centre to anyone dealing with lower back pain.
Antonio Toma
Dilz Vekaria
I started back in 2021 and have been seeing Dr Rishi who has solved all my problems and made me better than I was. It’s always nice seeing the staff and having a chat as they are very welcoming too. I would highly recommend if a chiropractor is needed.
Dilz Vekaria
Anthony Clarke
I recently injured my back, and had difficulty standing straight. When i called they made an appointment, they made one for me the next day. After a few sessions with Dr Rishi i was able to stand up straight without the use of a walking stick. If you have back and mobility issues i would reccomend this clinic if you are in the area.
Anthony Clarke
Shivam Anand
I had a major groin injury that was causing me a lot of discomfort. After a few sessions with Rishi I felt an immediate improvement and his treatment made a massive difference, I would like to thank him and his team for all there efforts
Shivam Anand
I can’t thank Dr Rishi enough for treating my elderly mother who was in agony with neck nerve pain radiating down her arm. After being disheartened by GP’s, I am so grateful for everyone who has left a google review and recommended the spine and joint centre and Dr Rishi. After the first treatment, my mother felt relief and had hope that she will be relieved of the pain. It has also been a great comfort for my mother because Dr Rishi speaks Punjabi and can speak to her directly without me having to translate for her. We will continue to see Dr Rishi for routine chiropractic care and I do not hesitate to recommend the Spine and Joint Centre for anyone looking for great patient care. The full team and receptionists are exceptional and customer service is professional, helpful with a patient-centred approach.