The workday is almost over. You have managed to get through almost everything on your “to-do” list, and then a couple of last-minute emails come through and now the end of the day feels very far away. At this point you have exhausted your surplus of energy; you are on your third coffee of the day and your decision making and processing skills seem defeated. You’ve been exercising your prefrontal cortex for the past several hours and now both you and it want a break. Your prefrontal cortex is the portion of your brain that executes the higher cognitive functions of your day, such as memory, decision making, attention span, and motor control. Without a well-oiled prefrontal cortex, you will find it harder than necessary to keep your accomplishment momentum going. If you do find that you often feel run down or have issues with focusing and lack the drive to complete a project, a chiropractic adjustment at Knecht Chiropractic Clinic might be the solution to finishing your workday strong and alert.
At this point in life you are probably aware that the spine is connected to the brain and that each influences the other; but how does a spinal adjustment relate to brain function? Recent chiropractic research shows that regular spinal adjustments can improve brain function by up to 20%. Specifically, the area most improved by spinal adjustments is the prefrontal cortex. These recent studies are very exciting, especially because the prefrontal cortex plays a vital role in conducting information in and out of the brain. This means, regular spinal adjustments have an impact on this part of the brain, it’s possible that chiropractic can improve a lot of our higher-level functions, which can include things like behavior, decision making, memory, attention, intelligence, pain tolerance, motor control, eye movement, and spatial awareness. Previous studies have shown that spinal adjustments have a positive impact on improving sensory and motor functions when it comes to fall prevention, better joint position in both the upper and lower limbs, improved muscle strength in the lower limb, and better pelvic floor control. With new studies now confirming the positive effects, chiropractic has on the prefrontal cortex specifically; an adjustment can help the complex systems of your brain run faster, especially when it comes to object recognition. Did you know that when you stare at an object, your brain then mentally rotates the object in your mind, so you can understand the object as a whole, and thus allows you to recognize and recall the object for what it is? This is another major function of the prefrontal cortex, conducting information from what you see, and turning it into recognizable information; therefore, making you able to accurately perceive the world around you.
Nowadays, maybe more than ever, it can be hard to focus on the work in front of you and get through an entire week with your motivational drive intact. If you are looking for a holistic, natural way to boost your mental state, then call and schedule yourself a consult at Knecht Chiropractic Clinic in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago right away. Both you and your prefrontal cortex deserve to be running at maximum speed, so call Knecht Chiropractic today. You can reclaim your work confidence through chiropractic adjustments from Knecht and find yourself finishing projects not only on time but maybe even early.