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How to tell if your nervous system is dysregulated!

Although most were taught about the nervous system in school, very few individuals learned just how much the nervous system, specifically your autonomic nervous system, affects us every day. From the way we move, to the way we feel, our bodies' everyday functions (and malfunctions) really comes back to how the nervous system is functioning.

The sympathetic vs. The parasympathetic nervous system…

The sympathetic nervous system allows us to feel motivated and alert. It is what makes us able to respond to a threat or stressful event.

The parasympathetic nervous system is most known as the rest and digest portion of our nervous system. It also plays a role in our detoxification and our bodies ability to relax and heal.

Both functions of the nervous system have their place and when we become stuck in one response or the other it can trigger severe dysregulation in the body. Traumatic events are one major way that the body can get stuck in the “fight or flight” response, however, it does not always have to be a severe and earth-shattering event that affects your nervous system.

Ways our bodies can become dysregulated without even realizing it:

  • Staying in a constant state of go, go, go.

  • Being under a significant amount of stress over a long period

  • A stressful home environment as a child

  • Withstanding an injury

  • Being in a traumatic accident like a car crash

… the list truly goes on


Since the nervous system affects quite literally every system within our body, the list of symptoms produced by a dysregulated nervous system is easily a mile long. That being said, the main symptoms that cause patients to make their way into Transcend Wellness Chiropractic are:

  • Dizziness or light-headedness

  • Chronic anxiety and irritability

  • Feeling fatigued and wired at the same time

  • Stomach issues including IBS and food sensitivities

  • Lack of focus

  • Irregular heart rate

Managing your stress levels can help you find regulation, but seeking additional help can absolutely be in your best interest. Attempting to balance all of our triggers, like nutrient deficiencies and sensory mismatch, can exacerbate dysregulation, making it even more difficult to get under control. Fortunately, that is why you have, Dr. Jordan with Transcend Wellness Chiropractic. So schedule yourself an in person or virtual consultation today!

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