Back Pain and Premature Brain Aging

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.

I am also Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.

The last 2 times we talked about Posture Quadrant #3; your lower back and pelvis.

This is the main stability quadrant of the entire posture system.

We learned that amongst many other things, lower back pain is one of the side-effects of a misaligned lower back and pelvis.

Today I have a very valuable bit of information for you especially if you suffer from back pain.

A 2004 research study (Apkarian,2004) demonstrated that patients with chronic lower back pain show 10 to 20 times more loss of gray matter (brain tissue) on MRI studies compared to a control group.

In other words, chronic lower back pain results in premature brain aging.

Your gray matter contains most of your brain’s neurons (nerve cells) and is responsible for things such as muscle control, seeing, hearing, speech, emotions and memory.

This study clearly demonstrated a direct link between spinal function and central nerve system function and revealed another huge benefit of maintaining a healthy and properly aligned posture system.

Please keep this in mind if you or anyone in your family is suffering from back pain.

No one can afford to lose their gray matter.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.
905 335 LIFE (5433).


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