SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS 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 Southern New Hampshire human. Pain affects its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the New Hampshire Spine and Sport treats daily, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes 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 suggests that treating chronic pain can reestablish normal brain function. (1) Spinal manipulation benefits 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 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 potentially alter central processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Naturally, research in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is evolving. It suggests that the changes happen in brain function with an appeal for more analysis of said changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence such issues is very exciting to your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport and our Southern New Hampshire 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 affects the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any type is an economical and effective way to boost brain health. The issue is which exercise is best 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 demonstrated to affect a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose, and enjoy life to keep your brain active and healthy!
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