Improve Brain Function!
 Lelic, D, Niazi, IK, Holt, K, Jochumsen, M, Dremstrup, K, Yielder, P, Murphy, B, Drewes, A and Haavik, H (2016), “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016
In this study, lead author Heidi Haavik has demonstrated that Chiropractic Adjustments of spinal joints will have a positive impact on the brain. In practice, I have seen some amazing things improve and resolve following an adjustment that had absolutely nothing to do with the patient's pain but rather "symptoms" of a body not expressing life to its fullest - Colic, ADHD, Balance, Coordination, Strength, Poor Immune Function, Digestive Issues, and so much more.
This research shows that when we adjust the spine, we significantly increase activity in the prefrontal cortex which is where higher learning and cognition occur. The increase in activity is “by almost 20% on average."
Dr. Haavik goes on to explain:
“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.”
“ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE CHANGES WE OBSERVED WAS THAT THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BEHAVIOR, GOAL-DIRECTED TASKS, DECISION MAKING, MEMORY AND ATTENTION, INTELLIGENCE, PROCESSING OF PAIN AND EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO IT, AUTONOMIC FUNCTION, MOTOR CONTROL, EYE MOVEMENTS AND SPATIAL AWARENESS.”
This research suggests that Chiropractic Adjusting can improve behavior, decision-making, memory, attention, intelligence, pain processing, emotional response, organ function, muscle control, eye movements, and spatial awareness. So, every time you get adjusted not only do you have a huge effect on the brain but you will also have a positive effect on the whole body!
Since this study looked at people who were asymptomatic, no current pains or illnesses, we can conclude that CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS EVERYONE EVEN IF THEY DON'T FEEL BAD!
This is why I recommend people get their spines checked on a regular basis. Your brain can be working at a lower capacity, negatively affecting the body, and you can be totally unaware of it!
Chiropractic is Safe. Chiropractic is Effective.
Dr. Aaron Wahl