Chiropractic and mental performance
You’ve probably heard of chiropractic… but do you really know what it is?
Chiropractic is a natural health practice that involves the analysis and manipulation of the spine to detect and correct vertebral subluxations through specific, safe and painless manual adjustments.
If your reaction while reading this was…. “subluxa-WHAT!? , don’t worry, we are used to see this reaction. A vertebral subluxation is the professional term we use in chiropractic to refer to the displacement that can occur in one or more vertebrae of the spine.
And if you are wondering how vertebral subluxations can occur… blame it on: the well-known stress, that we all suffer and face in our everyday life, whether it is physical, emotional or chemical stress.
Stress and its impact on mental performance
When our body suffers more stress than usual, it tries to adapt to the conditions of the environment by subluxing one or more vertebrae, which prevents our body from functioning at 100% because the brain cannot transmit all the information to the different parts of the body without interference, which is caused by subluxations in our spine.
Due to subluxations, it is common for our mental performance and cognitive abilities to be impaired with reduced efficiency. This happens because the brain is unable to receive information from our body correctly due to the incorrect functioning of the nervous system.
Then, we are in a loop of frustration and more stress as we realize that we cannot function as efficiently as we would like to and therefore, our everyday life, work or other activities are just way too exhausting. Does this sounds familiar to you?
It’s often difficult to reduce stress, and maybe you have tried to improve your mental performance with medicine, but what if we told you that there is a natural way to do it? With chiropractic you can optimize your cognitive performance and enjoy your potential at its maximum with the following benefits:
Benefits of chiropractic for mental performance
Although the beneficial impact of chiropractic is holistic and it goes beyond mental performance… In this post we will focus on mental performance:
Improved reaction time
One of the benefits of chiropractic and having a spine free of interferences is improving reaction time, a key cognitive skill for decision making in high-performance work situations with teams working under pressure and against the clock.
The research study conducted by Selano et. al. (1994) demonstrates with scientific evidence a significant improvement in a complex reaction-time task after a chiropractic adjustment. In the group that spinal manipulation was used, the decrease in average reaction time improved by 14.9%.