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Chiropractic Adjustments (Spinal Mobility) Improve Brain Health by Fine Tuning your Brain's Conductor

What would happen if you had NO ACCESS to your bank account and all the banks shut down today? Would you be able to get any money? No. What if that lasted for 1 month? How would your financial health be? How would you buy groceries, pay bills or pay your mortgage?

Just as a lack of money flowing from your bank to your life would be bad, the same bad effects occur when messages stop flowing from damaged spinal joints to your brain. Your brain gets sick and this affects your health in many ways.

Depositphotos_60940479_xl-2015Roger Sperry was a Nobel Laureate in Medicine. His research discovered that “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” So, what if your spine could NOT generate that “stimulation and nutrition”? The brain gets sick. Your brain needs to have proper input from your spine and proper output again to your spine.

Over 5 studies have shown this common finding. In one study in 2016 (1), a Danish team of scientists discovered that adjusting non-functioning spinal joints improved brain function by 20%. Specifically, it improved an area in your brain called the pre-frontal cortex which is the “conductor” of your brain. This area is responsible for goal-directed tasks, memory and attention, intelligence, autonomic function, processing of pain and emotional responses, movement control and spatial awareness. So, what does this mean practically speaking?

A healthy brain depends on a healthy spine. A healthy pre-frontal cortex gives you better sensorimotor function and will help prevent falls in the elderly. It will also give you better joint position perception in your upper and lower limbs and improve muscle strength to the lower limbs.

So, as we March into Mobility this month remember that pain relief is only a MINUTE benefit of chiropractic care. The huge benefits are overall better body and brain function. Tell others who may need improvements in their brain function, especially in their balance, co-ordination and organ and immune function.

1] Lelic, D, Niazi, IK, Holt, K, Jochumsen, M, Dremstrup, K, Yielder, P, Murphy, B, Drewes, A and Haavik, H (2016), “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016 (2016).

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