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 West Des Moines. Pain affects
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for every day, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes
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 anticipation of pain and fear of movement. Using
MRI to study the brain function in such patients, researchers documented
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 adjust 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 proposes that the changes happen in brain function
with a call for more examination of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is quite exciting to your West Des Moines chiropractor
at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and our West Des Moines 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 related
to life enjoyment. Researchers state that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is a cost-effective and good
way to boost brain health.
The question is which exercise is appropriate 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 shown to impact
a person’s sense of quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like,
and enjoy life to maintain your brain’s active state and health!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment today with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our West Des Moines
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!