June 2024 Healthy News from Young Chiropractic Spinal Movement & Blueberries Both are Good for You!

picture Easley chiropractic ultrasound imaging of spinal vertebrae during treatment

Are you curious about what your spine looks like moving under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your Easley chiropractor! - are in progress and leaning in that direction! A recent study was just distributed that recorded the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process gapping - the change in distance between the spinous processes as they gap - during Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation. (1) Cox® Technic is so precise a treatment protocol that specific segment activity can be prompted. Say, for a patient experiencing pain due to an L5-S1 disc herniation, biomechanical studies have documented that Cox® Technic widens the area of the spine’s intervertebral foramen by 28% allowing a herniated disc room to not physically bother a spinal nerve. Movement of the spinal vertebrae (mean) in flexion was 3.68° with 0.80 mm separation. (2,3) Very good! Chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic helps ease back pain and leg pain so our Easley chiropractic patients can return to their normal activities of daily living! One day, technology may even allow us, you and your chiropractor, to visualize the changes as they are happening. Quite sensational!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of Cox® Technic protocols, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about the recorded benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Easley chiropractic and nutritious blueberries


Blueberries for Weight Control, Mood, Memory, and More!

Flavonoids – polyphenolic compounds that give color to fruits and veggies – are well-known for being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging as well as valuable in enhancing cardiovascular health and boosting memory. A new study added to this list by noting that the more one eats flavonoid-rich foods, the lower the risk one has of having type 2 diabetes (4) while another noted just how well consuming fruits and vegetables improved memory and attention, especially in children’s immediate recall after comsuming blueberries while older adults need more of both to get as noteworthy an improvement. (5) And lastly, the pterostilbene compound found in blueberries is one that may assist the management of obesity and mental well-being. (6) Eating wild blueberries showed improved mental affect and executive function after one dose of blueberries in adults with depressive symptoms. (7) Blueberries are great! Enjoy some today as part of your nutrition plan!

Young Chiropractic keeps abreast of the latest in spine-related studies to provide you with the best Easley chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your sharing this info with your family and friends, too. See you soon!

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