Your Brain Needs a Healthy Spine

One of the most overlooked, yet essential, aspects of brain health is regular spinal care. Legendary neuroscientist Dr. Roger Sperry, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1981, said that “90% of the brain’s energy is used for posture alone.” He called the spine “the motor that drives the brain,” and stated that “90% of the nutrition and stimulation to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.”

That’s why you must take care of your spine if you want a healthy brain – keeping your spine mobile and correcting improper alignment influences every aspect of brain health, from blood circulation to protection from trauma to bathing your central nervous system with cerebrospinal fluid, which nourishes your brain and nerves.

Chiropractic adjustments reduce or eliminate distortion that interferes with normal spinal movement and mechanics, so visiting your chiropractor is one of the best things you can do to keep your spine healthy. Your spine is not a “backbone,” but rather a series of interlocking segments called “vertebrae” that move together to give you the motion you enjoy.

So then, it’s easy to see that if one or more bones is not moving smoothly, it can disrupt not only the flexibility of the spine, but also the motion that the brain needs. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, be aware of preserving your best posture – the way you sit or stand is just as important as the way you move!

If you don’t have great posture or have never been evaluated by a chiropractor, give us a call to schedule your consultation and assessment. We love taking care of the families that make up the Bucks and Montgomery county communities!

It can be difficult to evaluate your spinal movement on your own – that’s why it makes sense to generate a relationship with a doctor of chiropractic, your neighborhood spinal specialist. Chiropractors understand the relationship between a healthy spine and a healthy brain, so make sure your whole family gets periodic chiropractic checkups – your brain health may depend on it.