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 Malverne human. Pain alters
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Malverne Health & Wellness cares for daily, 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 proposes
that treating chronic pain can restore 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 documented
that spinal manipulation affects pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement as well as other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to possibly 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 proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with an appeal for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is quite exciting to your Malverne chiropractor
at Malverne Health & Wellness and our Malverne 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 improve 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 state that exercise exerts
influence on the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is a cost-effective and effective
way to promote 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 perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like,
and enjoy life to maintain your brain’s active state and health!
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appointment today with Malverne Health & Wellness. Malverne Health & Wellness thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Malverne
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!