SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a amazing organ. It is
like the computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of life
for each of us humans in McHenry. Pain affects
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Spengel Chiropractic cares for daily, 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 suggests
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 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 adjust 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 proposes that the changes happen in brain function
with a call for more analysis of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is very exciting to your McHenry chiropractor
at Spengel Chiropractic and our McHenry 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 linked
to life enjoyment. Researchers state that exercise affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is a cost-effective and good
way to boost brain health.
The issue is which exercise is best for
each person? Researchers want to understand 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 choose,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic
appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic. Spengel Chiropractic is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our McHenry
chiropractic practice to care for you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!