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 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.
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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appointment today with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Vancouver Spine Care Centre thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Vancouver
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!