Injury, Pain and the Brainstem

One of the most important things we have in our body is the Brainstem. Just about every message coming out from our Brain to our body's passes through at least some part of the Brainstem.

Cranial Nerves

The nuclei (bundles of neurons) that receive communication from our Cranial Nerves are housed in the Brainstem. Cranial Nerves are numbered 1 - 12 (or I - XII) and they are special nerves because they aren't part of the Spinal Cord. They have direct communication to the Brainstem or Brain (in the case of Olfaction and sight- CN 1 and CN 2 respectively)

Cranial Nerves include the optic nerve (sight - CN 2), olfaction (sense of smell - CN 1), facial nerve (expressions - CN 7), trigeminal nerve (jaw - CN 5), Eye movements (CN's 3, 4 and 6), Hearing and Balance (CN 8), the Organ Senses (Vagus Nerve - CN 10), Swallowing, taste (CN 9), Accessory Nerve - Shoulders and Neck muscles (CN 11), Tongue movement (CN 12)

By no means an exhaustive list of what they do but that's some of their main functions.

So - if every message passes through this area - at least partially - then if there is some miscommunication with regard to balance, hearing, jaw position, swallowing etc then that could lead to problems literally anywhere else in the body.

Luckily, there is a way that we can assess both the Brainstem as functional parts or the Cranial Nerves as individual parts. For more on that you need to find an AMN Practitioner - (some other practitioners will also assess this - but very few)


One is HERE - I serve Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans, Harpenden and just about anywhere in-between. I can come to you and I work at a couple of locations in this area.

Get in touch and I may be able to help you.

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