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Memory Issues? Brain Fog? Neuroplasticity!!

Chiropractic and neuroplasticity:  Neuroplasticity is defined as the brain’s ability to change, reorganize or grow neural networks.  Neuroplasticity is a common talking point when discussing degenerative brain conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Memory loss, brain fog, and mental exhaustion are symptoms of neuroplasticity degeneration.  The spine – specifically the cervical spine – plays a very direct, very integral role in maintaining brain function. The spine houses essential nerve bundles and lymphatic delivery systems, which are charged with feeding the brain. Nerve bundles housed in the cervical spine carry critical messages to and from the brain, facilitating both unconscious and complex functions. Likewise, blood supplied to the brain provides oxygen, amino acids, electrolytes, hormones, and more, for healthy operation.  With the link between the spine and brain evident, researchers have begun to look at how chiropractic may be used as a tool to help preserve positive neuroplasticity. Clinical studies have already begun, monitoring the effects of chiropractic on patients’ abilities to solve puzzles, multitask, and recall memories. a 3-year study comprised of 100 volunteers, presented at the International Research and Philosophy Symposium held at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. The study monitored the mental activity of participants using electroencephalograms (EEG), comparing readings before and after chiropractic adjustments. In an overwhelming majority of readings, brain function showed improvements across the board.


Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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