More Blood To Your Brain

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on September 30, 2019 - 9:19pm

Your brain is the organ which controls your entire body.

Decreased blood flow to the brain has been hypothesized to be a cause/contributing factor of many chronic and acute diseases (Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke, cancer, etc.)

The etiology of these diseases is hard to assess, making general health principles like adequate blood flow to your brain, even more important.

In a recent study, published in the journal Brain Circulation, a positive correlation was found between cervical lordosis and blood flow to your brain.

In English:

When test subjects had an orthotic device placed under their neck which changed the curve in their cervical spine, an MRI measured more blood flow to their brain.

Why you should care about this:

Proper cervical curvature has a lot to do with how well your neck and spine is functioning.

Most of the time a correction towards better is performed to your neck, your neck moves better. A neck that is capable of better motion has a greater capacity for healthy mobility and restoration of the cervical curve can be a result.

In this episode we discuss this study and why you should care about those implications.

Here Is What We Covered

  • The basics of the study, what it tells you, why you should care, and why it's important.
  • The potential application of this study and how it would apply to your health.
  • Any problems or shortcomings with a study like this, and how those would apply.
  • The importance of structure and function to your health.

Stuff From This Episode

Increase in cerebral blood flow indicated by increased cerebral arterial area and pixel intensity on brain magnetic resonance angiogram following correction of cervical lordosis

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