How Spinal Function Impacts Brain Function
You may be wondering if spinal dysfunction really can affect your brain. So let’s look at some very interesting research that has explored exactly this. A group of New Zealand based researchers and another group in Canada have over the past ten years done many experiments comparing brain function in people with and without a history of spinal problems. The spinal dysfunction group was called the “Subclinical Pain Group” because they were not in any kind of pain on the days of the experiments, but they had a history of spinal problems. So “Subclinical pain” refers to people who have reoccurring spinal dysfunction such as mild pain, ache, or stiffness, with or without a history of known trauma. We already know that when you experience pain, it changes how your brain functions.