SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is
like a computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of every day
for each of us humans in Baton Rouge. Pain changes
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation treats 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 reestablish normal brain function.
(1) Spinal manipulation helps 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 verified
that spinal manipulation affects pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to 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 occur in brain function
with an appeal for more analysis of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is quite exciting to your Baton Rouge chiropractor
at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and our Baton Rouge 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 deals with 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 related
to life enjoyment. Researchers relate that exercise affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is an economical and good
way to promote brain health.
The issue is which exercise is best for
each person? Researchers strive to understand 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!
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appointment today with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Baton Rouge
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!
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