Dr Lovich

What does it mean to down-regulate? Why does the brain down-regulate dopamine?

Dr. Michael Lovich Answered January 26, 2019 Think of receptors as a button on the outside of a cell that a signal molecule touches to initiate a system of messengers within the cell to accomplish various functions. The human body is a receptor based organism. This means that each time a receptor is activated, a subsequent …

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Podcast Interview: Dr. Lovich with the Full Body Fix Podcast

Chiropractic Functional Neurology with Dr. Michael Lovich   This week I am switching things up, it’s a third episode in the technique talk mini-series. Dr. Michael Lovich joins me on the show to chat about Functional Neurology. You can find Dr. Lovich practicing in Boston, MA under the slogan; Brain Health, Brain Nutrition, Brain Performance.  …

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If you were wearing a football helmet and someone threw a football as hard as they could and it hit your head, could you get a concussion?

Dr. Michael Lovich Answered December 12, 2017 It’s a common misconception that football helmets prevent concussion. The protective shell prevents cranial injuries, like skull fracture. Concussion happens when there is stretching and shear stress in the axons of nerves, typically in central structures like the midbrain, coupled with an inflammatory response from the brain’s microglial cells. …

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What does a mild concussion feel like? What is the difference between a mild concussion vs just hitting your head and having a headache?

Dr. Michael Lovich Answered August 29, 2017 From the perspective of hitting your head, without neurological implications, you can cause a lesion to the scalp, or a sensitization of the pain pathways localized to where your head was hit. Adding in neurology now… Think of concussion and TBI on a continuum, like this! Simple -> ComplexSub-concussive …

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Podcast Interview: Dr. Lovich with the Restoring Human Movement Podcast

Using BDNF And Exercise To Create Targeted Neuroplasticity With Michael Lovich BDNF means Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor. Neuroplasticity means the brain’s ability to change, in response to an external stimulus… for better or worse. In this session, Dr Michael Lovich helps us understand how we can increase our BDNF production with exercise (and some other …

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