SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent 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 Montreal. Pain changes
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees every day, 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 helps chronic low back pain sufferers
with their expectation 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 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 suggests that the changes occur in brain function
with a call for more analysis of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to influence
such issues is very exciting to your Montreal chiropractor
at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and our Montreal 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 report that exercise exerts
influence on the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any type is a cost-effective and good
way to promote brain health.
The question is which exercise is best for
each person? Researchers strive to understand how gender,
genetics and other factors impact brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to impact
a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose,
and enjoy life to keep your
brain active and healthy!
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic
appointment today with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic thanks
you for your trust in chiropractic and in our Montreal
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!