SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a marvelous organ. It is
like the computer for the body processing input and sending output every second of life
for each of Ashburn human. Pain alters
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees 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 reestablish 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 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 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 proposes that the changes happen 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 Ashburn chiropractor
at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and our Ashburn 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 exerts
influence on the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is an economical and effective
way to promote brain health.
The question is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers want to know how gender,
genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated 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!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic
appointment today with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Ashburn
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!