SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous organ. It is
like the computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of every day
for each of us humans in New Roads. Pain affects
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the New Roads Chiropractic Center cares for 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 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 study the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation affects pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to potentially adjust central
processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Naturally, research
in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is evolving.
It proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with an appeal for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is very exciting to your New Roads chiropractor
at New Roads Chiropractic Center and our New Roads 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.
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 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 impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to impact
a person’s sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose,
and enjoy life to maintain your brain’s active state and health!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic
appointment today with New Roads Chiropractic Center. New Roads Chiropractic Center thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our New Roads
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!