SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent 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 Pflugerville. Pain affects
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 reestablish normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation helps chronic low back pain sufferers
with their expectation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation affects pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to 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 happen in brain function
with an appeal for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your Pflugerville chiropractor
at Pflugerville Wellness Center and our Pflugerville 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 report that exercise affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is a cost-effective and good
way to boost brain health.
The question 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 shown to impact
a person’s sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose,
and enjoy life to maintain your brain’s active state and health!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment today with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Pflugerville Wellness Center thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Pflugerville
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!