Most people will schedule an appointment with their trusted chiropractic physician when they are experiencing aches and pains in their backs and necks. But did you know that a chiropractic adjustment might be just what people need to take their creativity to the next level?
Creative thinking is an amazing, wonderful human ability. Imagine life without creativity. Life would be dull and bland.
At Mauricio Chiropractic we are always interested in the latest chiropractic research to help you be a better version of yourself.
Can Chiropractic Care Help With Creativity?
Researchers in Australia have recently discovered a trend that suggests this could be true.
Ten subjects between the ages of 10 and 62 were recruited for a study. Nine out of ten were involved in a real-world task that included some form of creative thinking at the time. Seven of these people were also experiencing some musculoskeletal symptoms, and three people reported some stress-related symptoms at the time of the study.
This study measured creative abilities before and after receiving a chiropractic adjustment. The test had the research participant write down as many uses for a specific object as possible during a ten-minute period. An example would be to name all the different ways one could use a magazine, a table, or a hat.
Each participant performed this test at the start of the study. Then, everyone was assessed for subluxation in the spine, a condition that places pressure on the nerves which then interferes with nervous system functioning. Following the subluxation assessment, the majority of the subjects received cervical and thoracic adjustments; some also received jaw, upper extremity, and lumbar adjustments as well.
After the adjustment, the subjects performed the test again to name as many uses as possible for a specific object. Then, in follow-up interviews, six of the ten participants experienced a significant post-adjustment improvement in their test performance. Seven participants reported identifying new directions in a real-world creative task, and six claimed to have renewed energy towards a creative project they were working on. None of the subjects said they noticed less energy or creative thinking since the adjustment.
A number of possibilities exist to explain why the study’s subjects performed better after an adjustment, including:
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced emotional stressors
- Enhanced blood flow to specific regions of the brain
The results showed that chiropractic care actually does improve creative thinking.
How can a chiropractic adjustment help with creativity?
Chiropractic adjustments help align the skeletal system so that ligaments, nerves, muscles, tendons and internal organs can work optimally.
Here at Mauricio Chiropractic, we realize that misalignment of the spine is linked to interference with the nervous system’s ability to function. Creativity is a primary part of the nervous system’s functional capacity.
Simply put, if your nervous system is functioning optimally, you are better able to think creatively.
Of course, future studies will need to test this study’s findings with more rigorous methods including control groups matched for age, occupation, social class (and other variables), draw upon larger samples and include longevity of the results.
But, it’s a good idea to keep this in mind next time you’re thinking of booking an appointment with your trusted chiropractor. So go ahead, get adjusted, and get inspired!
Chiropractic Care Near You
Mauricio Chiropractic has been providing expert chiropractic care in the Orlando area for decades. We serve in nine different locations including; East Colonial, Winter Park, Pine Hills, Downtown Orlando, Conway, South Orange Blossom Trail, Poinciana, Dr. Phillips & Melbourne. If you’re in need of chiropractic treatment or want to unlock your mind’s true creativity, make an appointment with one of our esteemed doctors now.