SPINAL MANIPULATION AND 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 Augusta. Pain alters its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 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 in additional to other related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were found to possibly 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 suggests that the changes occur in brain function with a call for more examination of said changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence such issues is quite exciting to your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and our Augusta 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 state that exercise exerts influence on 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 strive to know how gender, genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to affect 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!
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Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment today with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Augusta chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your family, your friends, and your brain!