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November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Spinal Care Clinic

Spinal Care Clinic [presents research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

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.

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care of chronic low back pain incorporates advice for sleep, exercise and life enjoyment. 

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!

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