SPINAL MANIPULATION BENEFITS BRAIN FUNCTION
The brain is a magnificent organ. It is
like a computer for the body taking
information in and sending information out every second of every day
for each of La Grande human. Pain alters
its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain
the Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees every day, 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 documented
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 possibly 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 happen in brain function
with an appeal for more examination of these
changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect
such issues is quite exciting to your La Grande chiropractor
at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and our La Grande 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 relate that exercise affects the brain and its processes. Physical
activity of any sort is a cost-effective and effective
way to promote brain health.
The issue is which exercise is appropriate for
each person? Researchers want to know how gender,
genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep
quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated 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 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic
appointment today with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is grateful for your trust in chiropractic and in our La Grande
chiropractic practice to take care of you, your spine, your
family, your friends, and your brain!