Brain Health and Chiropractic

Shared by Dr. Bryan Stephens

Brain Health and Chiropractic

Patients come in to see chiropractors due to how much chiropractic helps with neck pain and back pain, but one of my major goals is to educate people that walk through the doors on how their lifestyle can affect more than just the pain.  Inflammation causes more than just pain in the body.  It is responsible for the chronic diseases that are killing the population at a faster rate than should happen.  This includes heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.  The inflammation plays havoc on the normal systems our body has set in place to keep us healthy.  Another important thing affected is our brain.

At our Chiropractic clinics in East Dallas we teach our patients how improved nutrition and increased exercise are shown to help with brain health.  What does this mean?  Essentially, a better lifestyle can help with memory, cognition, and the formation of new nerve pathways and connections.

“A diet consisting of curcumin in its food has its anti-oxidative property, which prevents rapid aging of the brain, other diet patterns such as a caloric restriction diet can influence brain plasticity and preclude the decline of memory.”

Maharjan R, Diaz Bustamante L, Ghattas K N, et al. (September 24, 2020) Role of Lifestyle in Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis in an Aging Brain. Cureus 12(9): e10639. DOI 10.7759/cureus.10639

“physical exercise can exert an ample effect on the neural aging process”

Maharjan R, Diaz Bustamante L, Ghattas K N, et al. (September 24, 2020) Role of Lifestyle in Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis in an Aging Brain. Cureus 12(9): e10639. DOI 10.7759/cureus.10639

This becomes even more critical as the population continues to age.  According to the article, about 1.6 billion of the world’s population will be over the age of 65 by 2050.  That is 16.7% of the total population!  You can see why we need to take care of our brains as we continue to age.  Remember that as you’re enjoying your daily walk.  And if you aren’t walking, I suggest today is a great day to start.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our East Dallas Doctors, located in Lakewood near the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients is just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy.