November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Spine & Sports Rehab Center [presents research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION

The brain is a amazing organ. It is like the computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of life for each of us humans in Baton Rouge . Pain alters its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Spine & Sports Rehab Center treats every day, 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 proposes that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function. (1) Spinal manipulation helps 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 alters pain, expected pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to other related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were found to possibly adjust central processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Naturally, research in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is advancing. It suggests that the changes occur in brain function with an appeal for more examination of these changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect such issues is very exciting to your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 addresses chronic low back pain to improve sufferers’ quality of life.

Baton Rouge  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 linked to life enjoyment. Researchers state that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any sort is a cost-effective and good way to boost brain health. The question is which exercise is appropriate for each person? Researchers strive to know how gender, genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to affect 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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