Chiropractic care can affect brain function in a positive way according to a journal called Neural Plasticity. The research which was published by the Spinal Research foundation indicated that chiropractic care can affect brain function by 20 percent, specifically the prefrontal cortex.
The prefrontal cortex is a vital part of the brain. It’s manages almost everything we do such as our behavior, tasks, decision-making, memory, attention, intelligence, pain processing, emotions, muscle function and coordination.
“An effect on the function of the prefrontal cortex could explain many previous research results, such as improvements in sensorimotor function relevant to falls-prevention; better joint-position sense in both the upper limb and the lower limb; improved muscle strength in lower limb muscles; better pelvic floor control; and better ability to carry out mental rotation of objects,” stated Heidi Haavik one of the researchers of the study.
Chiropractic care, although not considered an official medical treatment has always been a viable option for chronic pain, injuries and other ailments. In fact, recent studies suggest chiropractic care, when combined with medical care, can be more beneficial than just medical care alone.
“This is solid scientific evidence that adjusting the spine changes the way the prefrontal cortex of the brain is processing information from the arm. It demonstrates we change the way the brain works and shows that spinal function impacts brain function,” said Haavik.
When the brain is functioning better, the body will definitely follow.