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November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Manahawkin Chiropractic Center

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center [presents research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION

The brain is a marvelous organ. It is like a computer for the body taking information in and sending information out 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 deals with chronic low back pain to better sufferers’ quality of life.

Manahawkin chiropractic care of chronic low back pain includes 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 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!

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