Your nerve system is an extensive network that channels nerve impulses from your brain to virtually every cell that makes up your body. This chart shows some of the integral relationships between the spine, nervous system and the body.
The nervous system is essentially the body’s electrical wiring. The nervous system can also experience functional difficulties, conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Huntington's chorea, and Alzheimer's disease. Structural disorders such as brain or spinal cord injury, Bell's palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, peripheral neuropathy, and Guillain-Barré syndrome also strike the nervous system.