BS2.04 – Introduction

We cover the science of how chiropractic adjustments have been shown to impact the processing of the prefrontal cortex in the brain. You will learn about how this research was conducted and what it means. Discover the important role of the prefrontal cortex in executive functions, pain processing and movement control. The fact that science is showing that chiropractic adjustments impact processing in the prefrontal cortex has major implications for how we may be impacting our patient’s health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise the research evidence that shows chiropractic care can impact prefrontal cortex processing
  • Appropriately communicate the effects of chiropractic on the prefrontal cortex and how this may influence health
  • Discuss the important role the prefrontal cortex plays in executive functions, pain processing, and movement control

This research literally is the chiropractors dream, because the prefrontal cortex is vital for one’s intelligence, movement control, pain processing, mental health, immune system and inflammation (thus most chronic diseases).