Neuroplasticity: The Brain’s Ability to Modify, Change and Adapt

Neuroplasticity: The Brain’s Ability to Modify, Change and Adapt

Neuroplasticity, also known as neural plasticity, or brain plasticity, is the inherent capacity of the brain and nervous system to modify, change and adapt over time through growth and reorganization. Remarkably, the brain has the capacity to reorganize pathways, create new connections, and even create new neurons.


A Closer Look at the Word: “Neuroplasticity”

Neuro:

Refers to neurons, the nerve cells that are the building blocks of the brain and nervous system.
Plasticity:

The brain’s malleability, or the ability to be “shaped.”


Two Types of Neuroplasticity

Functional plasticity:

The brain’s ability to move functions from a damaged area of the brain to other undamaged areas.
Structural plasticity:
The brain’s ability to actually change its physical structure as a result of learning.

Neurons that are used often develop stronger connections and neurons that are rarely or never used will eventually die. This is how the brain can adapt to the changing environment: by developing new connections and eliminating weak ones. When it comes to physical health, neuroplasicity plays an important role, strengthening areas where function is lost or has declined, or allowing recovery from strokes and traumatic brain injuries.


According to Neufit, the creator of the Neubie electrical stimulation device used in Neuromuscular Therapy sessions at FX Spine & Performance Center, “Neuroplastic change does take time. However, we have found that when integrating direct current from the Neubie + incorporating techniques from the NeuFit Method, we are able to tap into the nervous system to guide positive neuroplastic change and help patients achieve these changes much quicker than in traditional rehab!”


Neuromuscular Therapy at FX Spine & Performance Center can help patients recovering from:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Shin splints
  • Knee ligament injury
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Hamstring strain
  • Pulled groin
  • Strained quad or hip flexor
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder impingement
  • UCL strain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Epicondylitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Trigger finger
  • Arthritis
  • Swelling and lymphedema
  • Other strained or torn muscles
  • Chronic pain
  • Recovery from orthopedic surgery

Neuromuscular Therapy has also helped patients with neuromuscular re-education and regaining function lost due to:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)

…And other neurological injuries or diseases


Ready to learn more about Neuromuscular Therapy and how Neuroplasticity can help your brain modify, change and adapt?

Contact FX Spine & Performance Center in Evans, GA and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicholas DeAngelo by calling (706) 842-6800 .


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