SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is
like a computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of life
for each of us humans in Vancouver. Pain changes
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Vancouver Disc Centers treats every day, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes
along with 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 benefits 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 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 suggests that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more examination of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your Vancouver chiropractor
at Vancouver Disc Centers 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 deals with 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 relate that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is an economical and effective
way to boost brain health.
The issue is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers strive to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated to impact
a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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appointment today with Vancouver Disc Centers. Vancouver Disc Centers is grateful 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!
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