SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is
like the computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of life
for each of us humans in Tarrytown. Pain affects
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Tarrytown Chiropractic 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 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 in additional to other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to possibly modify 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 proposes that the changes happen in brain function
with an appeal for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Tarrytown chiropractor
at Tarrytown Chiropractic and our Tarrytown 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 linked
to life enjoyment. Researchers relate that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is an economical and good
way to promote 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 demonstrated to affect
a person’s sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
Schedule your next Tarrytown chiropractic
appointment today with Tarrytown Chiropractic. Tarrytown Chiropractic is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Tarrytown
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!