SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous 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 Carrolltown. Pain affects
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation cares for 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 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 look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation alters pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to potentially adjust central
processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Certainly, research
in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is advancing.
It proposes that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is quite exciting to your Carrolltown chiropractor
at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and our Carrolltown 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 exerts
influence on the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is an economical and good
way to boost brain health.
The issue is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers strive to know how gender,
genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to impact
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!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic
appointment today with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Carrolltown
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!