SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a amazing organ. It is
like the computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of every day
for each of us humans in Severna Park. Pain affects
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Back And Neck Care Center cares for every day, 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 proposes
that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation helps 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 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 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 proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with an appeal for more analysis of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Severna Park chiropractor
at Back And Neck Care Center and our Severna Park 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 linked
to life enjoyment. Researchers relate that exercise affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is a cost-effective and effective
way to promote brain health.
The issue is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers want to know 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 choose,
and enjoy life to maintain your brain’s active state and health!
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appointment today with Back And Neck Care Center. Back And Neck Care Center thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Severna Park
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!
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