Change Your Pain by Changing Your Brain with Chiropractic Care
A study performed in 2011 revealed the impact of one single chiropractic adjustment on the human nervous system. This is HUGE. Chiropractic care has been thought of as a treatment for pain related disorders only. However, new research is beginning to shed light as to why it's so beneficial when someone hurts. Chiropractic care is all about removing interference within the body. Anything that interferes with your brains ability to maintain optimal function will result in disease.
Recently, scientists were able to take a radioactive analogue of glucose as a marker to measure brain glucose consumption as it would indicate brain metabolic activity after a chiropractic adjustment. Their findings were AMAZING!
8 PhD's and 1 Chiropractor took several participants and scanned their brains Before and After a Chiropractic Adjustment. What they found next was astonishing!
All the patients who received a chiropractic adjustment showed a decrease in parts of the brain related to increased stress levels. Specifically, sympathetic tone was inhibited, salivary amylase was decreased (indicating a decrease in fight/flight physiology), regional brain metabolic changes occurred, and muscle tone & pain intensity decreased following ONE single chiropractic adjustment.
This means that Chiropractic adjustments help to
- reduce emotional stress
- reduce physical stress
- decrease tightness in muscles
- decrease pain intesnity
TELL ME THE SPINE ISN’T ONE OF THE
MOST IMPORTANT STRUCTURES IN
THE BODY THAT MUST BE CARED FOR
FROM BIRTH TO DEATH….
FOR MORE REASONS THAN YOU THINK!
Chronic increased stress hormones are linked through numerous studies directly to a host of diseases including but not limited to cancer, glaucoma, bi-polar disorder, type I & type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis, excessive body weight, hypertension, asthma, immune system function. (“Autonomic and Autocoid Pharmacology” 2009)
This modern study supports the link between chiropractic care including chiropractic adjustments and limbic emotional function based on the changes noted by the PET brain scans. This brings to life the power of a chiropractic adjustment and its proven effect on human physiology. It is my opinion that every one should know about, understand, and be able to communicate the results of this study to their friends, family members and the community at large.
Here's the most important take aways from this article:
1) There is no way to be healthy without a healthy spine.
2) There is no way to know if you have a healthy spine unless you have it checked, regardless of pain or symptoms.
3) The health of your body is dependent on the health of your spine.
4) These are reasons backed by science why you and everyone in your family should have a Chiropractor from birth to death.
Ogura T, Tashiro M, Masud M, Watanuki S, et al. Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain. Alternative Therapies 2011;17(6):12-7.
Haavik Taylor, H. & Murphy B.A. (2007) “Cervical spine manipulation alters sensorimotor integration: A somatosensory evoked potential study” Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(2):391-402