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Posted on 08-22-2018

Chiropractic is Brain Octane and Makes You Stronger

Well before buttered coffee and MCT oil became a popular trend, Dr. Roger Sperry (a neurobiologist and Nobel award winner) had a staggering finding regarding human performance. He discovered that the movement of the spine generates 90% of stimulation and nutrition to the brain!

Recent research uncovered even more ways that a Chiropractic adjustment stimulates your brain function. Studies have shown that our brain increases its rate of metabolizing glucose after an adjustment. You’re already smart by staying regular with your care, but now science is proving that your care might make you even smarter :)

  • The gentle movement created during an adjustment has the potential to stimulate your brain and nervous system.
  • Metabolic changes after an adjustment have been linked to decreased pain levels and reduced muscle tension.
  • Research has postulated that adjustments decrease your fight or flight response which can lead to improved healing.

Use your brain! What would happen if more people in your life were getting more nutrition to their brain through healthy spinal movement? Make an appointment at our office for the people you live and work with. Healthier family + Healthier co-workers = Healthier you.

Getting Adjusted Makes You Stronger

Did you know that a Chiropractic adjustment doesn’t only help reduce your pain levels? It also enables you to get stronger! It’s true. Researchers measured the electrical activity in the arms and legs before, during and after a Chiropractic adjustment. What did they find? An increase in cortical drive post Chiropractic adjustment. That’s science-speak for more strength.

Stronger is better. Better stamina, better balance, better coordination, better performance in every area of your life. What will you do with more strength?

  • Your brain powers your movements and your strength through your nervous system.
  • Adjustments have been shown to increase your cortical drive, which helps make your stronger.
  • While one adjustment may not make you a champion powerlifter, this exciting new research is important for all of us who want to live an active lifestyle.

Pay attention. That’s right, consider being more mindful of where having more strength can be more positive in your life.

Science Source:

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2017. Article ID 4345703

Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Cortical Drive to Upper and Lower Limb Muscles. Brain Sciences. 2017. 7,2




 

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