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What are peripheral nerves?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
Peripheral nerves extend in a vast and intricate web beyond the spinal cord and nerve roots to the rest of your body. Peripheral nerves are found in every muscle, joint, tissue, and organ. These nerves are responsible for monitoring and adjusting the function of all other tissues, including those that surround your spine. Inside each joint and every muscle, there are thousands of highly specialized nerve endings that control everything from blood flow to positioning and movement. When there is a problem within any joint or muscle, it is the job of the peripheral nerves to act as the primary transmission mechanism of pain. Peripheral nerves are therefore closely associated with the sensation of pain, but they are seldom the cause of the pain. Think of peripheral nerves as messengers that alert you to existing problems.
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