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Introduction To The Cerebellum | El Paso, TX. | Part I

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alexander Jimenez presents an introduction to the cerebellum. The brain is a complex structure that has billions of nerve cells. The basic anatomy is easily understandable. But there is one part of the brain, the cerebellum, which is involved in virtually all movement. This is the part of the brain that helps a person drive, throw a ball, or walk across the street.

Problems with the cerebellum are uncommon and mostly involve movement and coordination difficulties. This article will give an overview of the anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, as well as, how to keep the brain healthy.

FAGIOLINI ET AL. EPIGENETIC INFLUENCES ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND PLASTICITY CURR OPIN NEUROBIOL, 2009

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  • “Enhancing plasticity in the adult brain is an exciting prospect and there is certainly evidence emerging that suggest the possible use of epigenetic factors to induce a “younger” brain.”
  • “Recent findings support a key role of epigenetic factors in mediating the effects of sensory experience on site-specific gene expression, synaptic transmission, and behavioral phenotypes.”

 

 

 

 

 

TAYLOR ET AL. CUTTING YOUR NERVE CHANGES YOUR BRAIN BRAIN, 2009

  • “Animal studies have established that plasticity within the somatosensory cortex begins immediately following peripheral nerve transection, and that 1 year after complete nerve transection and surgical repair, cortical maps contain patchy, noncontinuous representations of the transected and adjacent nerves.”
  • “Here, we have demonstrated for the first time that there is functional plasticity and both grey and white matter structural abnormalities in several cortical areas following upper limb peripheral nerve transection and surgical repair.”

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THE CEREBELLUM

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IMPORTANT FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF THE CEREBELLUM

  • Spinocerebellum
  • Vestibulocerebellum
  • Cerebrocerebellum

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SPINOCEREBELLUM

  • cerebellum el paso tx.Responsibilities:

  • Regulation of muscle tone for posture and locomotion
  • Balance
  • Patient Complaints:

  • Difficulty with balance
  • Difficulty walking in the dark
  • Difficulty going down stairs
  • Sway to one side while walking
  • Examination Findings:

  • Wide based gait
  • Sway in Romberg’s position

 

 

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WHAT DO YOU SEE?

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cerebellum el paso tx.WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • cerebellum el paso tx.Have the patient perform balance exercises:

  • Practice Romberg’s
  • Practice one leg standing
  • Bosu Ball exercises
  • Foam Pad exerscises
  • Balance Board exercises
  • Increase core stability:

  • Plank’s
  • Yoga
  • Increase proprioception:

  • Adjust!
  • But which side?

VESTIBULOCEREBELLUM

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    Responsibilities:

  • Regulation of vestibular system
  • Regulation of balance
  • Assistance with eye movements (encoding retinal slip)
  • Patient Complaints:

  • Postural muscle fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty riding in a car
  • Nausea
  • Examination Findings:

  • Wide based gait
    Sway in Romberg’s position
  • Nystagmus
  • Impaired VOR
  • Impaired smooth pursuits
  • Hypermetric Saccades

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VOR

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WHAT DO YOU SEE?

cerebellum el paso tx.EYE MOVEMENT REVIEW

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cerebellum el paso tx.WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • cerebellum el paso tx.Have the patient perform gaze stability exercises:

  • Sit arms length away
  • Fixate on dot
  • Rotate head in different directions
  • Rotation exercises:

  • Activate VOR
  • Activate side less active
  • Provide OPK stimulation:

  • Which side do you stimulate?

CEREBROCEREBELLUM

cerebellum el paso tx.Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of fine movements
  • Coordination of speech
  • Coordination of thought
  • Patient Complaints:

  • Clumsiness with hands
  • Clumsiness with feet
  • Tripping over feet
  • Hand shaking with intention
  • Examination Findings:

  • Intention tremor
  • Termination tremor
  • Dysmetria
  • Dysdiadochokinesia

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WHAT DO YOU SEE?

cerebellum el paso tx.WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • cerebellum el paso tx.Have the patient perform coordinated movements!
  • Example: piano playing, finger taping, finger to nose, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAYLOR ET AL. CUTTING YOUR NERVE CHANGES YOUR BRAIN BRAIN, 2009

  • “Animal studies have established that plasticity within the somatosensory cortex begins immediately following peripheral nerve transection, and that 1 year after complete nerve transection and surgical repair, cortical maps contain patchy, noncontinuous representations of the transected and adjacent nerves.”
  • “Here, we have demonstrated for the first time that there is functional plasticity and both grey and white matter structural abnormalities in several cortical areas following upper limb peripheral nerve transection and surgical repair.”

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By RYAN CEDERMARK, RN BSN MSN DC DACNB

Dr. Alexander Jimenez ♛
Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness Authority ⚕ Healthcare Educator • Injury, Sciatica Specialist • 915-850-0900 📞
We Welcome You 👊🏻.
Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, functional strength training and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training and Cross-Fit Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to dynamic rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high performance exercises and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapist and trainers in order to provide high level competitive athletes the options to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousand of El Pasoans over the last 3 decades allowing us to restore our patients health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, un-wanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

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