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November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Johnson Chiropractic

Johnson Chiropractic [presents research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

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.

Richmond chiropractic care of chronic low back pain includes advice for sleep, exercise and life enjoyment. 

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!

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