HOW TO BE A HAPPY SANTA…
Chiropractic’s Contribution to Depression Relief
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” or so the song goes. Whether it is due to being 2020 or experiencing normal holiday stress, the wonderful-ness of this time of year might not be so wonderful for you. Symptoms of depression (agitation, insomnia, anxiety, high adrenalin, high cortisol) are reportedly owing to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A new study on the effects of chiropractic, spinal manipulation and vagal nerve stimulation shared some encouraging news. These approaches may well be beneficial treatment options for depression by means of regulation of the autonomic nervous system which chiropractic care and spinal manipulation do at the peripheral nervous system level and extend to the central nervous system. The parasympathetic system in so doing is able to counterbalance the sympathetic system while vagal stimulation releases neurotrophines known to be essential for anti-depressive therapies’ effectiveness. (1) What does all this really mean? Come in for a Easley chiropractic visit for Easley back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Leave with a little more cheer. During this wonderful time of year, we want a happy Santa…and a happy you!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, chiropractic back pain specialist and developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he described effects of spinal manipulation on the immune system and things it influences like depression.
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Electrical Stimulation for Calf Cramps
Calf cramps hurt! Back pain sufferers with lumbar spinal stenosis or lumbar disc herniation often experience calf cramps, interrupting valuable sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles prone to cramps decreased cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity helped! It does not take much. 55% and 85% were effective as well. The reduction in cramps was associated with a boost in cramp threshold frequency, too. A bonus! (2) This new study confirmed what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Young Chiropractic will work on them!
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Arrange your next Easley chiropractic appointment now with Young Chiropractic. With much gratitude, we wish you a most wonderful holiday season!