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.
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!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointment today with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is grateful 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!