How important is brain function to you and your life? I’d say it’s pretty important if you do anything more than sit on a couch all day. From the everyday entrepreneur, the high level administrator, CEO of a large corporation, the athlete, the college student and mother of 2 alike, without a fully functioning brain, well, you just wouldn’t be you.
September 18, 1895 D.D. Palmer did a crude adjustment of a “stone deaf” Harvey Lillard and Lillard’s hearing was restored. It’s an old story that “we” chiropractors pass on from one generation of chiropractors to the next. There have even been cases of blindness being “cured” by chiropractic 1. Personally, I have experienced relief from migraine headaches as well as episodes of brain fog after receiving a chiropractic adjustment.
How is it that a chiropractic adjustment can affect the brain? Isn’t chiropractic treatment only for back and neck pain? Apparently some new research makes the connection between spinal segmental dysfunction (subluxation) and the frontal cortex of the brain.
This new research study2 shows adjusting dysfunctional spinal segments effects the pre-frontal cortex of your brain AND the results of which last up to at least 30 minutes (the max tested in this study).
Some of the functions of the pre-frontal cortex of your brain are responsible for:
- Planning complex cognitive behavior
- Personality expression
- Decision making
- Moderating social behavior
Seeing how this research shows that a chiropractic adjustment of a segmental spinal dysfunction can affect the brain, who knows how a chiropractic adjustment can help you. I mean, if your brain is important to you.
So much for all those that say chiropractic is just about neck pain, back pain and headaches!!!
Dr. Todd Narson