November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Vancouver Spine Care Centre [shares research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION

The brain is a amazing organ. It is like the computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of life for each of us humans in Vancouver. Pain affects its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Vancouver Spine Care Centre cares for every day, 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 reestablish normal brain function. (1) Spinal manipulation helps chronic low back pain sufferers with their anticipation 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 alter 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 examination of said changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence such issues is quite exciting to your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre and our Vancouver 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.

Vancouver chiropractic care of chronic low back pain incorporates advice for sleep, exercise and life enjoyment. 

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 affects the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any sort is a cost-effective and good way to boost brain health. The question is which exercise is appropriate for each person? Researchers strive to know how gender, genetics and other factors impact 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!

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