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Dynamic Chiropractic – January 1, 2020, Vol. 38, Issue 01

The Power of Different for the Brain (and Patient Outcomes)

By Perry Nickelston, DC, FMS, SFMA
When you perform a chiropractic adjustment, you are changing the nervous system; central and peripheral. The brain ignites when you influence the joints and stimulate peripheral nerves via the skin. Hilton's Law states, "The same trunks of nerves whose branches supply the groups of muscles moving a joint, furnish also the distribution of nerves to the skin over the insertions of the same muscles – and what at this moment more especially merits our attention – the interior of the joint receives its nerves from the same source." In other words, the very act of touching skin stimulates the nerves deep in the joint. All with one final destination: the brain. 

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