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Joint Movement and Brain Performance

Author: Dr. Brandon DiNovi

Most of us have read about the benefits doing crossword puzzles or brain teasers have on our minds ability to function at a higher level. What about joint movement? Do properly moving joints impact our brains ability to function?

Every time we move tiny movement receptors called mechanoreceptors, found in our joints, send input into our brain. This input stimulates our brain and keeps it ‘working´. Our brains are no different than a muscle, it needs constant stimulation or it will quickly start to atrophy. Roger Sperry who received the Nobel Prize for his brain research states movement of the spine is especially important for our brains to function properly.

Activities such as coordination, concentration, learning, emotions and even immunoactive organs depend on our brains being stimulated. If our joints are subluxated resulting in decreased motion, our brains will be the first to suffer!

In our current environment where desk jobs and video games are becoming more prevalent and movement is decreasing each and every day we need to stop and remember you cannot separate structure from function!

Pain is not a prerequisite to become healthy, make an appointment to have your joints checked for underlying subluxations. Keep your brain functioning at an optimum level by preventing joint dysfunction before it occurs.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to help you make informed decisions about your health. Please make an appointment with Dr. Brandon DiNovi, Chiropractic Physician for further information.