Boosting Brain Health with ProActive Health

September 28, 2023

The brain, a marvel of nature, is responsible for our every thought, movement, and emotion. As such, maintaining brain health is paramount. But did you know that there's a connection between spinal health and brain health? At ProActive Health, your trusted Mishawaka chiropractor, we emphasize the crucial relationship between your spine and your brain. Our commitment to whole-body wellness means we prioritize your brain's health as much as your spine's.

1. The Spine-Brain Connection

The spine isn't just a structural pillar; it's also a conduit for vital neural pathways that relay information to and from the brain. Spinal misalignments or subluxations can disrupt this communication. When corrected through chiropractic adjustments, the nervous system's function can be optimized, thus supporting brain health.

2. Blood Flow and Brain Function

Proper spinal alignment can also positively impact cerebral blood flow. The brain requires a steady flow of blood, rich in oxygen and nutrients. Chiropractic care, particularly at renowned centers like ProActive Health in Mishawaka, focuses on improving circulation, which in turn benefits the brain.

3. Stress Reduction and Brain Health

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on brain function. Elevated stress hormones can impair memory, mood, and cognitive abilities. As a "trust chiropractor," ProActive Health understands the spine's role in regulating stress responses. By realigning the spine and optimizing neural communications, chiropractic care can contribute to stress reduction and, by extension, better brain health.

4. Better Sleep for a Healthier Brain

Sleep is a regenerative process essential for brain health. Spinal discomfort or pain can disrupt sleep patterns, depriving the brain of its much-needed rest. A chiropractic adjustment can address spinal issues, leading to improved sleep quality. When you trust a chiropractor with your spinal health, you're also supporting your brain's rest and regeneration.

5. Posture and Cognitive Function

In the digital age, "tech neck" and poor posture are prevalent, leading to spinal misalignments. Poor posture doesn't just affect the back and neck; it also influences brain function. Slouching restricts blood flow and can impact cognitive function. ProActive Health emphasizes the importance of proper posture for overall health, especially for the brain.

6. BrainSpan®

At ProActive Health, we prioritize a comprehensive approach to wellness, and the BrainSpan® test kit aligns perfectly with this philosophy. As the only FDA-cleared wellness device of its kind, the BrainSpan® test kit offers a unique blend of nutritional analysis from a simple blood spot and an online cognitive assessment. By examining critical nutrients like Vitamin D, Omega-3 Index, and the Omega-6/3 ratio—factors paramount to the health of your neurons—and providing insights into five key cognitive function domains, we empower our patients with a holistic understanding of their neural health. This approach ensures that we're not just treating symptoms but optimizing and safeguarding your brain's overall well-being.

Research supports a high Omega-3 Index throughout all stages of life:

  • Prenatal
  • Infant
  • School-age
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Brain health isn't just about doing puzzles or eating brain-boosting foods. The health of your spine and the efficacy of your nervous system play integral roles. It's easy to overlook the chiropractic realm when considering brain health, but this perspective offers unique and essential insights.

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine,  science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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