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November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Vancouver Disc Centers

Vancouver Disc Centers [presents research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

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.

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 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!

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