Your Brain & Nervous System By Orem Chiropractic
At Orem Chiropractic one of the things I get a laugh out of is when after doing a neurologic examination on someone and I say, "Guess what? It's all in your head" After their shocked look wears off I say,"Guess what? It's all in your head, just not in the way you think."
Your brain and nervous system controls and influences everything that happens in your body. When any health problem arises it should be the first place we look.
With that in mind lets share some fun facts and have a discussion about your brain.
Your brain is made up of about 100 billion neurons.
When comparing the brains of men and women, men typically have about 10% more brain than women, but women have more connections and thus process information more efficiently.
One neuron in our brain dies every second.
While developing a fetus will grow 250,000 neurons a minute. The health and nutrition of the mother greatly affect this.
Are you sensitive to smells? You have about 12 million smell sensors. Your dog has about 1 billion. A bloodhound? 4 billion smell sensors.
Your brain makes up about 2% of your body weight but requires 20% of your blood supply.
The same part of your brain that controls eye movements also controls spinal muscles. Therefore, you can strengthen and stabilize your spine with eye exercises.
The cerebellum sometimes referred to as the "little brain" plays an important role in coordination.
Your brain controls your blood pressure. If you've got high blood pressure brain-based rehabilitation may help.
Your brain needs three things to thrive: 1) Food 2) Oxygen 3) Activation
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