SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous 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 Manahawkin. Pain affects
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 suggests
that treating chronic pain can reestablish 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 verified
that spinal manipulation has an effect on pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to possibly 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 influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Manahawkin chiropractor
at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and our Manahawkin 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 state that exercise affects 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 want 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 sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment today with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Manahawkin
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!