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Chiropractic Adjustments

Improve Brain Function!

[1] 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.

Live Better!

Dr. Aaron Wahl

Great Trails for the Family

LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL

WHAT: Rated as the “Most Scenic Hike in the Metro St. Louis Area,” the Lewis and Clark Trail is a 7.4 mile loop (moderate lewith a beautiful view of the Missouri River and limestone bluffs.

WHERE: Weldon Spring Conservation Area, on Highway 94 west of Highway 40


ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE

LOCAL REVIEW: “It’s a 2-mile walk to the Missouri River bluffs overlook, which is awesome and would probably take less than an hour with kids. You could go back the way you came or continue on the Clark trail about 3 more miles back to the trailhead. The Lewis section adds about 3-4 more miles so I wouldn’t suggest that with kids.” 
- Aaron C.

RIVER SCENE TRAIL

WHAT: This trail features the state park’s most spectacular views, including a forested hillside and stunning views of the Meramec River Valley more than 200 feet below.


WHERE: Castlewood State Park (Ballwin, MO)
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE

LOCAL REVIEW: “ I have taken both of my kids on the 3-mile loop out at Castlewood Scenic River Trail. You just have to keep your eye on them at the top of the bluff. It is a little challenging but my daughter does it without complaint. Grotpeter is a good trail out there, too. No Bluffs. Rolling Hills through the woods. 
- Anna T.

POWDER VALLEY NATURE AREA

WHAT: One of the best places in the area to take your curious kids to see wildlife, including deer! There are several paved trails, including a quarter-mile trail that is great for very young children and strollers.

WHERE: 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

ROCK HOLLOW TRAIL

WHAT: Does your family enjoy biking? The Rock Hollow Trail is a paved trail surrounded by nice scenic views. The 4.6-mile round-trip ride is downhill from the trailhead to the Meramec River, and uphill heading back.

WHERE: Wildwood. Manchester Road to Old State Road, south to Ridge Road, east a quarter mile to the entrance.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

I hope you can get out on the trails!

Chiropractic is Safe.  Chiropractic is Effective.  

Live Better!

Dr. Aaron Wahl

You Need to Know this about Car Accidents

Have you had a Car Accident in St. Louis or a Car Accident in Chesterfield?  Whether it is big or small there is important health information that you need to know!

We all understand that injuries can and usually occur after major car accidents but did you know that a car accident occurring where one vehicle is going as slow as 5 miles per hour can cause up to 7-10 G's of force on the head and neck resulting in whiplash and other injuries too AND there may not be any noticeable damage on the cars?  

Since the early 1990's cars and trucks have been made with stiffer and stronger frames to withstand impact better.  In fact, newer cars can withstand accidents with speeds of 10+ miles per hour and still not have any visible damage.  Great for the frame but bad for the body.  Because of this, you have a higher likelihood of having a whiplash effect.  That is when your head gets rocked back and forth quickly causing damage to your muscles and Subluxations of the spine.  

Subluxations, or the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, is what you should be most concerned with as you get older because it can occur without any pain or other symptoms occurring.  A Subluxation is a misalignment of the spine that will affect how the spine moves, how the muscles work, and how the nerves function AND CAN PRESENT WITHOUT ANY PAIN.  In fact, you can have a car accident and not feel any pain for weeks, months or years following and the damage to the spine can take a decade to be seen on x-ray.  That is why it is very important to go to a spine specialist like a Chiropractor to make sure nothing bad is underlying.  

Chiropractors are doctors trained to find out the health of the spine, what kind of damage may be present, and are the only physicians trained specifically to find out whether or not the Vertebral Subluxation Complex is present.  You do not have to have an attorney to work with a Chiropractor following an accident AND most Chiropractors will even work with the car insurance company responsible using funds set aside specifically to pay for any necessary consultations, exams, or treatment needed because of the accident.  

If you are looking for a Chiropractor in St. Louis or a Chiropractor in Chesterfield we are a great place to start.  You can contact us anytime if you need a resource regarding car accidents or care needed following an accident.  

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Chiropractic is Safe.  Chiropractic is Effective.

Live Better!

Dr. Aaron Wahl

Principled Chiropractor | Family Wellness Expert