Brain Function & Chiropractic

Research is revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nervous system, and the brain.

Basic science and clinical research shows that the proper development of the brain relies heavily on the proper structure and movement of the spine from an early stage.

Research has shown not only that the developing brain relies on normal structural integrity and joint movement, but that complex neurochemical communication and pathways involved in helping humans to “feel good” are tied into spinal biomechanics and their related neurological pathways.

Neurodevelopmental challenges may be related to how the entire body communicates with the brain and the most critical area for this is the spine.

Researchers believe that the increase in the diagnosis of such disorders as autism, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder and other neurodevelopment disorders, have their root in a “perfect storm” of abnormal spinal development.

People’s nervous systems need the constant stimulation of movement in order to develop and function properly - especially from the spine. Abnormal position or movement of the spinal vertebra can develop and result in structural shifts that lead to nerve obstruction. It is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations that chiropractors correct.

Chronic problems tend to arise when vertebral subluxations are left uncorrected. By reducing the subluxations, chiropractic improves nerve flow and function. The chiropractic adjustment is the means by which the subluxations are reduced and it is a safe, specific force applied to spinal joints.

Coherence ~ Volume 22, Issue 1

Roses are red, Violets are blue, you could probably use an adjustment and some exercise too”

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