How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Brain Performance?

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How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Brain Performance?

Most people know that a chiropractor helps with pain that originates in the back and neck. What they may not realize is that the benefits of chiropractic care extend far beyond those areas, to their brains and their overall health. Your spine’s health affects the nervous system and its ability to help the brain control your body effectively. Our goal at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic is to help you heal and improve the connections that benefit your brain and body.

Back Problems Cause More than Pain

When someone is feeling back pain, their general health can be affected. In today’s world, people often don’t perform the right types of movement their bodies need to function in a healthy way. They may sit at work for hours, placing strain on the lower back and throwing the spine out of alignment. This disrupts the nervous system’s ability to carry messages between the brain and body. When you don’t address them, misalignments become worse, causing brain and health problems like headaches, fatigue, and depression.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Affect Your Brain

Your brain controls how your body handles physical and health challenges.  Studies have found that chiropractic treatments help to restore the nervous system’s ability to connect the brain and body. This allows your body to do the healing it was meant to do.

Research in 2016 showed that chiropractic adjustments improved performance in the part of the brain known as the pre-frontal cortex. This area issues commands to the rest of your body, keeping track of its activities. It plays a vital part in your ability to focus, perform tasks, respond to a stimulus, and handle the many areas of executive function needed to get through daily life.

The Benefits of Care from a Chiropractor

Chiropractic care begins with a complete assessment of your condition and a careful diagnosis. You receive a customized care plan that reduces pain and makes functional changes needed to let the body heal. Identifying and treating misaligned joints is important in stopping the cycle of overcompensation throughout the body that makes problems worse over time.

One type of problem that can affect the health of your brain is a change in the curve of the neck. When your neck curves improperly, nerves may become damaged. Even worse, the flow of blood to your brain may be disrupted, causing reduced function and potentially dangerous problems. Chiropractic treatments of the neck restore vital nerve function and blood flow to the brain.

When your spine is aligned well, the nervous system performs the way it was meant to, carrying signals that improve body and brain function.

Schedule Your Free Consultation at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic

We welcome all members of the family to our office in Broken Arrow, to help you take control of pain and feel great. Call us at (918) 505-7709 to make your appointment today.