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Why do our patients come back? We help with Brain Issues.

Brain Issues

Most people think of the spine and back pain when they hear the word “Chiropractic”. But new research and developments in Chiropractic care are showing that spinal adjustments benefit the brain as well. Together the brain and spine make up our central nervous system so this makes a lot of sense. Now there is growing evidence that adjusting the spine to treat back problems is also having a positive impact on the patient’s brain.

Understanding Chiropractic Care for Brain Issues:

When a patient gets Chiropractic treatment for poor posture, whiplash or a herniated disc – the Chiropractor is correcting mis-alignments in the spine. But the treatment does more than treat obvious symptoms such as pain. The Chiropractic treatment can also help correct problems within the body’s nervous system which enhances brain function.

A recent study conducted in Denmark and published in the Journal of Neural Plasticity shows that adjusting mis-aligned bones of the spine has a large effect on brain function. Specifically, the study looked at how adjusting the spine changes the prefrontal cortex which is the conductor of the brain, the controller of conscious thought and where learning/cognition happens. “The study showed a 20% increase in prefrontal cortex activity following an adjustment of a mis-aligned vertebra.”, Science Citation Index

A growing number of Chiropractors believe spinal adjustments strengthen the areas of the brain that control the body. This trend is influencing more patients that now are considering a Chiropractic Doctor to treat more than just Migraines. More patients are turning to Chiropractic treatments for more serious conditions such as: Meniere’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Dystonias/Movement Disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Stroke/Brain Trauma, Vestibular Dysfunction/Dizziness.

The Chiropractic approach leads to an evaluation of many factors influencing nervous system function. Chiropractors evaluate posture, spine and rib motion, and breathing to make sure the a patient’s body is receiving enough oxygen. Also, a patient’s diet is often reviewed to uncover possible deficiencies. Sometimes natural supplements may be recommended for specific neurological conditions. These treatment methods have a positive impact on brain functionality as well.

We are excited about the recent advancements in Chiropractic Care that include not just your spine but your brain as well.  We take a holistic approach to help you reach a better quality of life. Our Chiropractors utilize spinal adjustments to improve brain and body health together. We believe a healthy brain along with smart lifestyle decisions can help you live longer and happier.