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

Minster Chiropractic Center [shares 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 Minster. Pain affects its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Minster Chiropractic Center sees daily, 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 suggests that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function. (1) Spinal manipulation benefits 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 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 evolving. It suggests that the changes happen in brain function with a call for more analysis of said changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence such issues is very exciting to your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center and our Minster 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 improve sufferers’ quality of life.

Minster 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 linked to life enjoyment. Researchers report that exercise exerts influence on the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any type is an economical and good way to boost brain health. The issue is which exercise is best for each person? Researchers strive 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 perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose, and enjoy life to keep your brain active and healthy!

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