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 every day
for each of Sitka human. Pain changes
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats 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 anticipation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
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 potentially modify 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 examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Sitka chiropractor
at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka and our Sitka 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 state that exercise exerts
influence on the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is a cost-effective and good
way to promote brain health.
The question is which exercise is best for
each person? Researchers want to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated 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!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic
appointment today with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Sitka
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!