SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous organ. It is
like a computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of life
for each of us humans in Fort Wayne. Pain alters
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc cares for daily, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex shrinks
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 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 potentially adjust 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 occur in brain function
with a call for more analysis of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your Fort Wayne chiropractor
at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and our Fort Wayne 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 improve 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 exerts
influence on the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is a cost-effective and good
way to boost brain health.
The question is which exercise is best for
each person? Researchers want to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated to affect
a person’s sense of 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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chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!
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