SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous organ. It is
like the computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of life
for each of us humans in Williamson. Pain affects
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Apple Country Chiropractic sees daily, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes
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 proposes
that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation benefits chronic low back pain sufferers
with their anticipation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation has an effect on pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement as well as 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 evolving.
It proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more examination of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your Williamson chiropractor
at Apple Country Chiropractic and our Williamson 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 relate that exercise affects 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 appropriate for
each person? Researchers strive to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to affect
a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like,
and enjoy life to maintain your brain’s active state and health!
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic
appointment today with Apple Country Chiropractic. Apple Country Chiropractic thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Williamson
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!