Digestion, Chiropractic and its Neurological Connection


I was reading through Joe Leech’s recent article on the vagus nerve and its immense contribution to the functioning of the neurology of the digestive system, when I realized that it would make a great blog article. Tucked at the bottom of the article is a bit of detail on the anatomy of the vagus nerve, which has a convoluted path starting in the brain stem, traveling very closely to the upper cervical vertebrae before reaching pretty much all of your bowels. The vagus nerve was recognized early on by chiropractors as a major anatomical neurological structure affected by their work on the spine, especially the upper cervical vertebrae. A fact that remains true today and apparently slightly elusive to the author of this otherwise pretty informative article.