BS2.10 The Brain, Pain and the Neuroplastic Effects of Chiropractic Care

This class will cover the latest scientific understanding of the function of the spine and how the brain controls movement.

This class will cover the latest scientific understanding of the function of the spine and how the brain controls movement. It will also cover why gut health is important in the latest understanding of chronic pain. There are now strong links between the gut, the microbiome, stress, inflammation, and pain.

We used to think we were ‘fixing’ problems locally in the spine, when it now turns out we are more likely to be ‘fixing’ problems in the brain, and turning down or switching off the sensation of pain in the brain itself, in addition to improving the way the brain controls spinal movement patterns.

About Instructor

Dr Heidi Haavik

Dr Heidi Haavik, PhD, is the founder of Haavik Research, a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology since the early 2000s. She is a sought-after international speaker about the science of chiropractic care.

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Class Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 8 Quizzes
  • Class Certificate

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Hyoyoung Wells
Posted 3 months ago
Thank you!!

I learned a lot and very helpful! Thank you so much!

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Gary
Posted 4 months ago
Excellent information that all chiropractors should know and apply

This is an excellent insight into the research of chronic pain and how chiropractic can influence brain function to resolve chronic pain, along with what other factors are important to know about when helping these patients. I would like to know more specifics about these other approaches, like what the research says about improving the microbiome, meditation protocols etc

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Beth
Posted 4 months ago
Great class

Organized, relevant to practice, great class!

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Cate
Posted 8 months ago
cool

cool

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Paul
Posted 9 months ago
Great course

Very important for those clients suffering chronic pain to know this.

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Andrew
Posted 9 months ago
that we are activating more than a clicking noise in the spine when we adjust

Heidi never fails to deliver - always provides information that can be used in a patient / chiro setting Education always at the forefront and easy to understand in easy terms what we are doing as a profession

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Gregory
Posted 1 year ago
Pain is in the brain so we can change that neuroplasticity by adjusting the subluxations in the spine.

Chiropractic adjustments help change the neuroplasticity of the brain.

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Edward McKenzie
Posted 1 year ago
Good information

Test questions need to be reviewed…how they are written does not necessarily accurately test knowledge gained from video

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Suzette
Posted 2 years ago
Great comprehensive learning

Awesome course clear concise and covered everything the title suggests

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