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.
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!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next Minster chiropractic
appointment today with Minster Chiropractic Center. Minster Chiropractic Center thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Minster
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!