November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic [presents research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION

The brain is a marvelous organ. It is like a computer for the body taking information in and sending information out every second of every day for each of us humans in Eugene. Pain changes its function to protect the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 proposes that treating chronic pain can restore 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 alters pain, expected pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to other related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were found to potentially alter central processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Certainly, research in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is advancing. It suggests that the changes happen in brain function with an appeal for more analysis of these changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect such issues is quite exciting to your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and our Eugene 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 better sufferers’ quality of life.

Eugene 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 influences the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any sort is a cost-effective and effective way to promote brain health. The question is which exercise is appropriate for each person? Researchers strive to know how gender, genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep quality, mental health, and physical activity are shown to affect a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you choose, and enjoy life to keep your brain active and healthy!

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