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 Richmond human. Pain affects
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Johnson Chiropractic sees every day, 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 reestablish normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation benefits chronic low back pain sufferers
with their expectation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to study the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
that spinal manipulation has an effect on 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 proposes that the changes happen in brain function
with an appeal for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Richmond chiropractor
at Johnson Chiropractic and our Richmond 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 related
to life enjoyment. Researchers relate 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 question is which exercise is best 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 sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic
appointment today with Johnson Chiropractic. Johnson Chiropractic thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Richmond
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!