What Happens In The Vagus Nerve… Stays In The Nerve

What Happens In The Vagus Nerve...
Stays In The Nerve

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As chiropractors in Burnsville, our main focus is restoring proper nervous system function. Each individual nerve must travel through the spinal column meaning if there is the slightest misalignment of the spine, the nervous system is affected.

With researchers diving deeper into why bodies react the way they do to certain stimuli, they are discovering the truth behind how powerful the nervous system is. Chiropractors have witnessed improved digestion, positive mental health, decreased pain, and improved overall function through adjustments and restoring nervous system function. Now we have the research to explain why the nervous system is so incredibly important to overall health.

The Vagus Nerve (no, not the high-energy city in Nevada), is extremely powerful and is making a name for itself in the health care field. The Vagus Nerve is responsible for the parasympathetic (rest & digest) functions of the human body. That means it helps digestion, keeps the heart beat regular and slow, decreases blood pressure, improves mental cognition, helps regulate stress hormones, and keeps us in a positive homeostasis.

One nerve—powerful benefits.

Researchers discover new pathways of this nerve every time they study it, which goes to show just how important it is to have it functioning properly.

With the fast-paced world we live in, the health of the Vagus nerve is extremely important and chiropractic adjustments can help keep it functioning well! This special nerve travels from the brain, down through the cervical (neck) spine, out to different organs, glands, and tissues. Where it exits from the cervical spine is of vital importance. The C1 vertebra can influence this nerve both positively and negatively, which is why a specific chiropractic adjustment is so important. The more non-invasively we can influence the Vagus nerve, the better.

What can one look for if they suspect their Vagus nerve is not functioning properly? Many times people will experience a “running mind” as they’re trying to fall asleep. Sometimes it shows itself as poor digestion, meaning stomach cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, irritable bowel, etc. High blood pressure and heart palpitations can also be a sign that the Vagus nerve is not functioning properly. The more aware one is with their body, the quicker they can determine if something is “off”. By having routine nervous system checkups by a chiropractor, you can be sure that your body is functioning optimally and it can help prevent some unwanted health conditions in the future.

When is the last time you’ve had your nervous system checked by a Chiropractor? If you or someone you know has experienced fatigue, poor digestion, headaches, difficulty concentrating, or other unwanted health issues, please call our office at 952.882.1965 and we would love to see if our office could help!


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Valley Chiropractic Associates
2999 County Road 42 West Suite 212
Burnsville, MN 55306
(952) 882-1965