SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is like a computer for the body taking information in and sending information out every second of life for each of Easley human. Pain alters its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Young Chiropractic treats 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 verified that spinal manipulation alters pain, expected pain, fear of exercise and movement as well as other related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were found to possibly adjust central processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Naturally, research in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is advancing. 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 Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic and our Easley 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 related to life enjoyment. Researchers report that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any type is an economical and effective way to boost brain health. The question is which exercise is best 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 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!
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