November 2019 Healthy News: Brain Care Tips from Dr. Butwell

Dr. Butwell [shares research on the benefits of spinal manipulation for brain function.  


The brain is a marvelous organ. It is like a computer for the body taking information in and sending information out every second of every day for each of us humans in Georgetown. Pain affects its function to safeguard the body. In chronic low back pain, pain the Dr. Butwell treats daily, the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex diminishes in addition to brain gray matter reduction and cognitive ability impairment. Treating chronic pain is found to help the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex thicken after treatment. Research like this suggests that treating chronic pain can restore normal brain function. (1) Spinal manipulation benefits chronic low back pain sufferers with their anticipation of pain and fear of movement. Using MRI to look at the brain function in such patients, researchers documented that spinal manipulation affects pain, expected pain, fear of exercise and movement in additional to other related brain responses. (2) Further, chiropractic spinal adjustments were found to possibly adjust central processing of pain and unpleasantness. (3) Naturally, research in this area of spinal manipulation effects on the brain and its function is advancing. It suggests that the changes occur in brain function with an appeal for more analysis of said changes. (4) The potential for spinal manipulation to affect such issues is very exciting to your Georgetown chiropractor at Dr. Butwell and our Georgetown chiropractic patients like you!

Listen to this Podcast with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management deals with chronic low back pain to improve sufferers’ quality of life.

Georgetown chiropractic care of chronic low back pain incorporates advice for sleep, exercise and life enjoyment. 

TIP OF THE MONTH: Take Care of Your Brain

Brain health, physical ability, and sleep quality are linked to life enjoyment. Researchers relate that exercise influences the brain and its processes. Physical activity of any type is a cost-effective and effective way to boost brain health. The question is which exercise is best for each person? Researchers strive to understand how gender, genetics and other factors affect brain function. (5) Sleep quality, mental health, and physical activity are demonstrated to impact a person’s perceived quality of life. (6) Sleep, exercise as you like, and enjoy life to keep your brain active and healthy!

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