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 every day
for each of us humans in Groton. Pain alters
its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 proposes
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 study the brain function in such patients, researchers verified
that spinal manipulation affects pain, expected
pain, fear of exercise and movement as well as other
related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were
found to potentially modify central
processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Naturally, 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 an appeal for more analysis of said
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is very exciting to your Groton chiropractor
at Hutter Chiropractic Office and our Groton 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 relate that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is an economical and effective
way to boost brain health.
The question 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 like,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule your next Groton chiropractic
appointment today with Hutter Chiropractic Office. Hutter Chiropractic Office is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our Groton
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!