Can chronic back pain actually make your brain worse?

In the hustle and bustle of practice I’ve failed to convey this most important fact as to WHY YOU NEED TO GET ADJUSTED (sorry for cyber yelling, just needed to get this point across).

Last year a study was published which proved, without a shadow of a doubt that adjusting the spine positively affects how your brain works. It specifically improves the function of your PRE-FRONTAL cortex (PFC).

The job of the PFC is:

  • Focus and attention (ADD/ADHD)
  • Concentration and planning coordination
  • Controlling impulsivity (tempted by sugar? yup, need to get adjusted)
  • Personality (yeah, I know)

Another study published showing how chronic pain, if not addressed, negatively affects the brain.

So here’s the take away…

Getting adjusted helps your brain to remain healthy.

So our goal in the office is to help re-establish proper spinal function and brain balance. But this process is like putting braces on your teeth…it takes time and consistency. Getting straight teeth doesn’t happen in 12 visits or 1 month.

Some research is suggesting that on average it takes between 6-12 months of corrective care to make changes to the neuroplasticity of the brain. Then after that, it’s maintaining that correction so that your brain stays well.

Ever learned a skill, then didn’t use it all for years (oh yeah Algebra)…it took some time to understand the concepts, took repetition and then you got it (well some people did).

Then years go by, you haven’t used algebra, you can barely remember how to solve for X let alone imaginary numbers. This is all demonstrating neuroplasticity.

If you’re currently in care, this is something to think about as to what’s going on during an adjustment. It may seem “simple” but complex neurological processes are taking place. Let’s keep it going.

If you haven’t been adjusted in awhile, come back in and let’s get your brain going!

Forward this to a friend or family member and don’t forget that we’re running an insane New Year’s special – First Visit is FREE: just go to www.velocitywellness.com/janspecial to get your voucher and make your appointment www.velocitywellness.com/schedule

Aloha!

Dr. Mike

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Dr. Mike Okouchi

Doctor of Chiropractic at Velocity Wellness Center
Holistic Chiropractor, Speaker, Blogger. I love learning & teaching all things health. Daily periscopes & weekly podcasts! ALOHA!

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Dr. Mike Okouchi

Holistic Chiropractor, Speaker, Blogger. I love learning & teaching all things health. Daily periscopes & weekly podcasts! ALOHA!