Our muscles have a direct link to the overall functioning of the nervous system. This single fact alone supports how chiropractic care can help you achieve increased strength. The next time you feel problems in your overall performance and muscle strength, visiting your local Wesley Chapel chiropractor can be your option for more desired results. But how does chiropractic care help with your muscle strength? The following discussion outlines the role of the nervous system for increasing your strength and how chiropractic care promotes nervous system functioning to yield better muscle functioning.
The Nervous System and the Muscles
The nervous system is the main regulator of the body including the muscular system. When your hand touches a hot surface, the sensory neurons send signals from the affected body part to the spinal cord and to the brain for interpretation. The brain then interprets this as an injuring stimulus, which will in turn send signals to the spinal cord back to the efferent neurons to the muscles (effector organs) to pull the hand away from the source of injury. This simple process makes it possible for the muscles to move and react with each stimulus. The same process also happens when you lift weights. Your eyes detect the presence of the dumbbell. It sends signals to the brain and the brain dictates the muscles to grasp the dumbbell and lift the weight. Aside from this, the nervous system also controls how much effort your muscles will make; hence, controlling the muscle strength as well.
Any interference in the nerve impulse transmission may; thereby, affect the muscle strength. For instance, a herniated disc may obstruct the flow of the underlying nerves leading to muscle weakness on the lower limbs. The presence of sciatica can also affect the flow of nerve impulses to and from the legs contributing to lower leg weakness and pain. On the upper extremities, impingement of the nerves that innervate the shoulders may lead to shoulder girdle and upper arm weakness.
Studies show that chiropractic care can help develop the muscles and enhance the muscle strength. Adjustments employed by chiropractors correct neurological as well as structural interferences in the nervous system promoting better nerve impulse transmission to the effector muscles increasing muscular functioning and strength. Moreover, correcting nerve impingements can help stimulate more muscle growth because of better nerve innervations.
Aside from correcting hypo functioning of the muscles, chiropractic care can also help correct hyper functioning of the muscles. Smooth and unobstructed nerve flow can help regularize the nerve impulse transmission preventing muscle spasms, muscle twitches and muscle flutters for a more optimal muscle contraction.
Muscles are important organs for movement. Without optimum muscle functioning, the skeletal system won’t function optimally as well leading to loss of motion and overall poor body movement and coordination. To help improve your muscular functioning, chiropractic care may be sought to help prevent and correct neurologic interferences. If you have been experiencing muscle weakness or you just want to improve your overall performance, visit a chiropractor in your place.