PostGradDC Article Recommendation

Chiropractic and the Brain

Written by James Demetrious, DC, DABCO

It is an honor and privilege to disseminate information about this new paper published in 2020 in The Journal of Pain. Respected colleagues and friends, Dr. David Swensen and Dr. Deanna O’Dwyer-Swensen participated in the study with other notable chiropractic physicians and Harvard researchers.

The paper is remarkably well conceived, executed, and written. Utilizing fMRI and BOLD imaging, the authors offer data that reveals how chiropractic spinal manipulation successfully reduced clinical lower back pain through the modulation of central nervous system sensory motor, affective and cognitive processing regions of the brain.

In my experience of over 35 years, this article is perhaps one of the best papers I’ve ever read with regard to the effect of chiropractic on the central nervous system. I strongly recommend this article: Isenburg et. al. J. Pain 2021 May;22(5):545-555. The article abstract is available on PubMed.

PostGradDC Rating: 5/5