November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Pflugerville Wellness Center

Pflugerville Wellness Center [shares research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

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.

Pflugerville 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 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!

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