SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is
like the computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of life
for each of us humans in Brooks. Pain affects
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Soft Health and Healing Clinic treats every day, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex shrinks
along with brain gray matter reduction and cognitive
ability impairment. Treating chronic pain is found to help the dorsolateral
prefrontal cortex thicken after treatment. Research like this proposes
that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation helps chronic low back pain sufferers
with their expectation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation alters pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement as well as other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to potentially alter central
processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Certainly, research
in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is advancing.
It proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more examination of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Brooks chiropractor
at Soft Health and Healing Clinic and our Brooks chiropractic patients like you!
Listen to this Podcast
with Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management deals with chronic
low back pain to improve sufferers’ quality of life.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Take Care of Your Brain
Brain health, physical ability, and sleep quality are linked
to life enjoyment. Researchers relate that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is a cost-effective and effective
way to promote brain health.
The question is which exercise is best for
each person? Researchers strive to know how gender,
genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated to affect
a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic
appointment today with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Brooks
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!