Chiropractic care improves spine and nerve function
Chiropractic care is well known for improving function of the spine, including reduction in pain, improvement in movement and improvement in posture. However, over the past 20 years New Zealand scientists have been leading the world in understanding how chiropractic care impacts brain and body function.
What they have found is that every adjustment changes how the prefrontal cortex works (the bit of the brain responsible planning complex cognitive behaviour, personality expression, decision making and moderating social behaviour). This takes the benefit of chiropractic care well beyond just the spine.
So what does it mean for you?
Well, for everyone that receives chiropractic care every adjustment has an impact on their brain function, which in turn alters body function and performance:
- for everyone this means a reported 20% improvement in how the brain controls the body
- for women chiropractic care improves pelvic floor function
- for athletes chiropractic care improves muscle strength, power and reaction time, and reduced fatigue
- for older adults chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the risk of falls which are a common concern leading to loss of independence and even death.
- for kids – common childhood presentations that have been reported to have improved under chiropractic care include bed wetting, colic, ear infection, headaches & migraine, neck & back pain, sleep disturbances, and torticollis, to name just a few. Read more about that here.
Chiropractors take the focused approach that improving the health of the spine and nervous system gives our patients the best opportunity to improve their health.
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