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Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness
Dr. Vanessa Vajdos DC
6781 Farm to Market 1102
New Braunfels, TX 78132
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The nervous system is the control center for your body. It interprets the things your body senses, and it sends information to the muscles and glands, telling them what to do.
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It also runs the systems you don’t have to think about, like the digestive and cardiovascular systems. The nervous system is also responsible for your moods and your thoughts. The structures of the nervous system include your brain, spinal cord, and nerves that reach to every part of your body.
Following are the two common ways to divide up the nervous system:
Central and Peripheral: The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is all the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and the brain and travel throughout the body.
Somatic and Autonomic: The somatic nervous system regulates the movement of skeletal muscles, and the autonomic nervous system controls involuntary actions such as heart rate, digestion, and perspiration.
Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system. Each neuron has a cell body with extensions called dendrites and an axon. Dendrites are the receiving part of a neuron. The signal received at the dendrite is transmitted toward the cell body of the neuron in the form of an electrical impulse. The impulse is transmitted away from the cell body to another neuron, muscle, or gland by the axon, which terminates at a synaptic bouton.
The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and the spinal cord. The focus of the central nervous system is on coordinating incoming and outgoing neural impulses. It is also responsible for your thought processes.
The CNS receives sensory input and produces motor responses via nerves. A nerve is composed of a bundle of neurons. Most nerves of the peripheral nervous system contain both sensory neurons and motor neurons. The sensory neurons in the peripheral nerve carry sensory impulses to the CNS. The CNS processes this information and sends the appropriate motor signals back to the nerves via the motor neurons.
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healing people naturally."
~ Dr. Vanessa Vajdos, DC