Your Nerves are the Most Important Part of Your Body

Your nerves are comprised of your brain, spinal cord, and the 43 pair of nerves coming off the cord connecting to all parts of your body.  Staying at your peak health means that you need to keep all of your nerves working properly.  A stronger nervous system enables you to heal quicker from any type of injury, and it makes you less probable to get injured.

Think of Your Nerves as a Tree

How healthy are your nerves? Compare your nerves to a tree. After planting the seed, you must check and maintain your tree through infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

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Understanding Nerves

Understanding how each nerve controls your bodily functions is important. We have put together a simple and concise menu for your review. Please feel free to ask us any questions about nerves because nerve health is everything. Click on the item to reveal the details of each nerve function.

Cranial Nerves

Function: Allows for the sense of smell

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Loss/decrease of smell or increased sensitivity to certain smells or a change in smells

Function: Allows for the sense of vision

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Dizziness/double vision, seeing stars, flashing lights, blurry vision, vacant stare, glassy eyed, partial or complete blindness, headache, sensitivity to light or colors

Function: Allow for movement of the eyes in all directions, focusing in and out on objects, and constriction of the pupils

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Dizziness/double vision, lack of visual focus, exhaustion after tasks requiring eyes to focus in and out, seeing stars or flashing lights, blurry vision, drooping of the eye, loss of depth perception, and reading or scanning problems

Function: Allows for sensations of the face and provides for contractions of the muscles of chewing

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Headache, jaw pain/TMJ, tooth sensitivity, decreased feelings to the face, dry eyes, and dry mouth

Function: Allows for facial expression and taste to the front of the tongue

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Headache, sinus problems, partial or complete facial paralysis, impaired or unusual sense of taste, and hyperacusis, which is an over sensitivity to certain frequencies and volume ranges of sound

Function: Allows for hearing and balance

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Loss of balance, ringing in the ears/ vertigo, hearing loss or sensitivity to certain sounds and possible deafness

Function: Allows feeling to the tongue, the ability to swallow and taste

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Difficulty swallowing or tasting, difficulty with speech, tongue sensitivity/numbness, drooling, and choking

Function: The most important nerve in the body, allows the ability to talk and gives power to all organs in the body

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Nausea and vomiting, difficulty swallowing or tasting, difficulty with speech/voice changes. Locked in syndrome- you are aware of what’s going on around you and you are unable to respond

Function: Supplies power to muscles in the neck and upper shoulders

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Headache, neck pain/difficulty turning or bending the neck/head

Function: Allows for movement of the tongue

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Slurred, incoherent speech, difficulty swallowing

Spinal Nerves

Function: Blood supply to the head, the pituitary gland, the scalp, bones of the face, the brain itself, inner and middle ear, the sympathetic nervous system

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Headaches, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, mental conditions, nervous breakdowns, amnesia, sleeping sickness, chronic tiredness, dizziness or vertigo

Function: Eyes, optic nerve, auditory nerve, sinuses, mastoid bones, tongue, forehead

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Sinus trouble, allergies, crossed eyes, deafness, eye troubles, earache, fainting spells, certain cases of blindness

Function: Cheeks, outer ear, face bones, teeth, trifacial nerve

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Neuralgia, neuritis, acne or pimples, eczema

Function: Nose, lips, mouth, eustachian tube

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Hay fever, catarrh, hard of hearing, adenoids

Function: Vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Laryngitis, hoarseness, throat conditions like a sore throat or quinsy

Function: Neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Stiff neck, pain in upper arm, tonsillitis, whooping cough, croop

Function: Thyroid gland, bursae in the shoulders, the elbows

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Bursitis, colds, thyroid conditions, goiter

Function: Heart, Grip Muscles in Hand and Fingers

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Heart Palpitations, Chest Pain/Tightness/Aching, Numbness/Tingling in fingers especially the left 4th and 5th fingers

Function: Arms from the elbows down, including the hands, wrists and fingers, also the esophagus and trachea

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Asthma, cough, difficult breathing, shortness of breath, pain in the lower arms and hands

Function: Heart including its valves and covering, also coronary arteries

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Functional heart conditions and certain chest pains

Function: Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, nipples

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, congestion, influenza

Function: Gall bladder and common duct

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Gall bladder conditions, jaundice, shingles

Function: Liver, solar plexus, blood

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Liver conditions, fever, low blood pressure, anemia, poor circulation, arthritis

Function: Stomach

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Stomach troubles, including nervous stomach, indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, etc.

Function: Pancreas, islands of Langerhans, duodenum

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Diabetes, ulcers, gastritis

Function: Spleen, diaphragm

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Hiccoughs, lowered resistance

Function: Adrenals or supra-renal glands

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Allergies, hives

Function: Kidneys

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Kidney troubles, hardening of the arteries, chronic tiredness, nephritis, pyelitis

Function: Kidneys, ureters

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Skin conditions like acne, pimples, eczema, or boils

Function: Small intestines, fallopian tubes, lymph circulation

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Rheumatism, gas pains, certain types of sterility

Function: Large intestines or colon, inguinal rings

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Constipation, colitis, dysentery, diarrhea, ruptures or hernias

Function: Appendix, abdomen, upper leg, cecum

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Appendicitis, cramps, difficult breathing, acidosis, varicose veins

Function: Sex organs, ovaries or testicles, uterus, bladder, knee

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles like painful or irregular periods, miscarriages, bed wetting, impotency, change of life symptoms, many knee pains

Function: Prostate gland, muscles of the lower back, sciatic nerve

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Sciatica, lumbago, difficult, painful, or too frequent urination, backache

Function: Lower legs, ankles, feet, toes, arches

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Poor circulation in the legs, swollen ankles, weak ankles and arches, cool feet, weakness in the legs, leg cramps

Function: Hip Bones, buttocks

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Sacro-ialic conditions, spinal curvatures

Function: Rectum, anus

Possible Symptoms of Weak Nerves: Hemorrhoids or piles, pruritis or itching, pain at the end of spine on sitting