Short Circuits in Your Nervous System
By Terry Wahls, MD
The nervous system is highly complex and coordinates sensory information and movement, guiding our experience of the world. Our emotions depend upon our nervous system. So does our ability to think, remember, and reason. Our ability to feel pain, temperature, and touch, to see, hear, taste, and smell, to move and know where we are in space—that all depends on our nervous system, which is wonderfully complex. If you have anxiety, depression, brain fog, or fatigue, your brain is affected. If you have chronic pain, your brain and/or peripheral nerves are likely affected. In this guide, Dr. Terry Wahls explains our nervous system, its key parts, how they work together to create our experience of the world, and how our nervous system can malfunction, leading to a wide variety of symptoms.