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November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Spengel Chiropractic

Spengel Chiropractic [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 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.

McHenry chiropractic care of chronic low back pain incorporates 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 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 maintain your brain’s active state and health!

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