Have you ever heard of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)?
Most people have heard of MRI, which images soft tissue structures in the body, such as the intervertebral discs, spinal cord and nerves.¬† fMRI provides visual images of¬†blood flow to various areas of¬†the brain.
An fMRI study was conducted involving a novel motor skill and NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) adjustments.¬† A novel motor skill simply means¬†a new movement activity that the brain is not already very familiar with.
The fMRI study showed¬†dramatically less lighting up of¬†cortical areas of the brain following an¬†NSA adjustment.¬† What this suggests, according to¬†the scientists involved, is that¬†far less cortical planning or activity was required to perform the maneuver after the NSA session, significantly less than the scientists would have normally expected, and therefore, that it apparently¬†enhanced the brain’s ease of learning the novel task.
What this further suggests is that NSA care can increase brain efficiency, according to the scientists, potentially by a magnitude of several times.
Could you use increased brain efficiency?
Could anyone¬†NOT use increased brain efficiency?
– Call Visions Medical Center at 781-431-1333 to schedule an appointment with Greig Andrews DC and see how gentle, effective¬†NSA care can help you increase your efficiency.
To Read More About This (The abstract is below) :
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: About the Cover
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 1998; 2(1): Cover
About the Cover: Functional Magnetic resonance Imaging (fMRI), which measures the relative presence of oxy-hemoglobin, has gained attention as a non-invasive medium through which high resolution images of the brain and other tissue may be acquired. This technology may provide a useful assessment of cortical changes following chiropractic intervention. Images of the patient depicted on the cover, on the left, reflect cortical activity (lighted areas in the parietal cortex, frontal cortex areas 9, 10; visual association areas 19, 37, and 39) associated with the learning process of a “novel” muscular maneuver of the foot. Images on the right reflect cortical activity following a Network Spinal Analysis (form of chiropractic) adjustment session, taken approximately 20 minutes after the first set of images, involving the same activity. The decrease in “lighted” areas before and after the adjustment session suggests that less cortical “planning” or “activity” is associated with the “novel” foot maneuver. Thus, the ability of fMRI to visualize changes in cortical activity may play a significant role in elucidating the consequences of vertebral subluxation correction on neurological function.