Chiropractic Care and the Immune System VIDEO

Chiropractic & the Immune System
Dr. Cox shares details about inflammasomes and cytokines and more and how the chiropractic adjustment might influence theses pain-producing factors. Chiropractic's potential is explored with references. 

  • How chronic low back pain affects brain function
  • Vertebrogenic autonomic dysfunction: the link between spine and somatic pain
  • Spinal anti-inflammatory manipulation stimulates motor cortical opioid and cannabinoid systems for inhibitory transmission
  • Can disc and facet inflammatory cytokines influence emotion and memory?
  • GABA (gamma amino butyric acid): the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system acting in the hippocampus
  • How can spinal manipulation influence mental state?
  • "NEURONS THAT FIRE TOGETHER, WIRE TOGETHER." - Can spinal manipulation be of benefit here?
  • Microvasculitis as a pain generator
  • Functional MRI demonstrates brain function when spinal manipulation is performed
  • Candace Pert and her Molecules of Emotion: its influence on healthy orchestration of body function
  • Neurotransmitters in the brain, abdomen, and body systems and how they communicate health or disease
  • The cingulate cortex as part of the limbic system and its importance in depression, schizophrenia and executive function.
  • Proinflammatory cytokines influence on disc degeneration, bone disease, neuropathic pain and the immune system
  • The gut as the largest immune organ in the body.
  • The microbiome.
  • The inflammasome concept explained & a new thought pattern of human disease
  • Chiropractic and the immune system - a premise whose time has come.
  • Kemeny ME. The immune system: the mind-body connection. Who gets sick and who stays well? Institute for Brain Potential
  • Stress and depression: how they affect the HPA axis to cause disease
  • Cortisol levels and human disease
  • Alzheimer's disease and reduced synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine
  • The cells of the immune system and the central nervous system are capable of interacting with each other. How may spinal manipulation influence this relationship?
  • Chiropractic research and spinal manipulation: potential goals and benefits based upon this lecture
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