SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS 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 Sandy Springs. Pain changes
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Cross Chiropractic Center treats every day, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex shrinks
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 proposes
that treating chronic pain can reestablish 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 verified
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 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 analysis of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your Sandy Springs chiropractor
at Cross Chiropractic Center and our Sandy Springs 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 affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is a cost-effective and good
way to promote brain health.
The question is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers want to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors impact 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 keep your
brain active and healthy!
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Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointment today with Cross Chiropractic Center. Cross Chiropractic Center thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Sandy Springs
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!