Chiropractic Care Improves Brain Development & Function

Ask yourself this question: Would you rather have a back issue or a brain issue?  Most people would answer that they would rather suffer from a back issue.  But what many people don’t realize is that often times, a back issue actually is a brain issue and vice versa.  The spine is an integral part of the central nervous system.  The brain and the spine work together to regulate the overall health of the body.  Any problems with the spine can affect how the brain and spine communicate.  When there is an issue of the spine, whether directly or indirectly related to spinal health, turn to a Charlotte chiropractor to improve overall health and, in turn, promote better brain function as well.

About Brain Development

Babies’ brain development begins from right to left.  Most right brain development occurs within the first three years of life.  The right brain controls emotions, processing, and things like making moral choices.  The left brain development is then primarily from ages three to six.  The left brain is where reasoning, problem solving, and language thinking occurs.  Brain-body communication is essential to complete child development, but especially to brain development.  Poor spinal health can affect nervous system health and lead to problems within the brain-body communication that takes place in a growing child.  For example, children with developmental delays may have spinal misalignments that cause nerve interference.  This means that messages can’t get through from the brain to the rest of the body as they should, leading to chaos and dysfunction.  Spinal misalignments may stop the brain from making synaptic connections, which are required for learning.  For children to grow into healthy adults, a healthy nervous system is key, which means optimal spinal health is imperative.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor recognizes the importance of spinal function for brain development and works with children to promote spinal health.

What Exactly Does Chiropractic Care Do for the Central Nervous System?

The spine plays a major role in brain function. Therefore, chiropractic adjustments are incredibly beneficial for not only the back and spine, but also for the brain.  The connection between the central nervous system, brain, and spine are extremely important for overall body function.  Any interruption can affect a person’s overall health.  Spinal misalignments may not seem like a big deal, but they disrupt nervous system function, meaning that the body and brain aren’t able to work cohesively.  This will not only affect health, causing issues such as poor immune system function, back pain, or headaches, but it can also affect brain development in children.  Removing any interference through chiropractic adjustments allows the brain and body to develop as they should for a healthier, happier child.  Gentle adjustments are natural, safe, and incredibly beneficial for children of all ages, even in infancy, as many babies experience spinal trauma from the birthing experience.  Regular chiropractic care for children enhances the brain-body connection and improves central nervous system function so that your child can grow and develop properly.  For more information about chiropractic care for your child’s development, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic.  See for yourself how safe and natural adjustments can work wonders for your child’s health!


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