SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is
like a computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of every day
for each of us humans in Burlington and Hamilton. Pain changes
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Spinal Care Clinic treats every day, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes
in addition to 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 reestablish normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation helps chronic low back pain sufferers
with their anticipation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to study 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 suggests that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor
at Spinal Care Clinic and our Burlington and Hamilton 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 addresses chronic
low back pain to better sufferers’ quality of life.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Take Care of Your Brain
Brain health, physical ability, and sleep quality are related
to life enjoyment. Researchers report that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is an economical and good
way to promote brain health.
The issue is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers strive to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors affect 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 maintain your brain’s active state and health!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment today with Spinal Care Clinic. Spinal Care Clinic is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!