March 2024 Healthy News from Young Chiropractic Spine Pain, Aging, Cognition, Ginseng

picture of a brain for cognition influenced by balance that Easley chiropractic can help


 “Growing old isn’t for wimps!”

Aging brings with it a variety of challenges from physical and functional issues like balance, motor control, coordination of sensory input, to cognitive function. A published research project completed in India found that balance tests (think the tandem test) could forecast the risk of cognitive impairment. (1) Chiropractic Cox® Flexion Distraction has been demonstrated to increase balance! (11) Cognition, taken for granted by so many of us, is precious and notably missed when it declines with ageing. Males with both neck and back pain had poorer cognitive scores leading researchers to propose a potential link between spinal pain and later-in-life neurodegeneration. (2) Four chronic health conditions were reported to significantly increase the risk of spinal pain: cardiovascular 58%, hypertension 40%, diabetes 25%, obesity 34%. (3) Neck and back pain were listed together as the leading cause of disability around the world. Spine and treatment of its issues like neck pain and back pain are the focus of the chiropractic healthcare profession which utilizes spinal manipulation shown to stall back and neck pain via spinal mechanisms and potentially via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory responses. (4) Spinal manipulation may prompt not only inflammatory but also cortisol levels after treatment. (5) Your chiropractor urges patients to prevent chronic health conditions and offers spinal manipulation to lessen spine-related pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment protocols to address pain and inflammation.

Easley chiropractic nutrition tip: picture of red ginseng for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory pain

Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Ginseng for Cortisol, Aging, And Inflammation

Ginseng, a well-liked herbal supplement of several types, contains ginsenosides documented to be anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, anti-obesity, anti-cancer, even anti-aging. (6, 7, 8) Aging is cellular, a deceleration of cell division and an avoidance of apoptosis (cell death) which involves DNA damage. The anti-aging effect of ginseng via its components - saponins, polysaccharides, and active peptides – lies in its ability to lessen DNA damage and delay aging and its linked diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, and chronic inflammation. (8) Red Korean Ginseng (KRG) offers anti-stress treatment, reducing the stress response in neurotransmitters. (9) KRG deals with metabolic syndrome issues (high blood pressure, triglycerides, hyperglycemia, LDL, obesity, diabetes, etc.). (6) KRG suppresses inflammation-related genes in kidney, lung, liver, stomach, and colon and helps with autophagy (a natural process that cleans out unwanted or injured components of cell) recovery. (10) We welcome a chat about how the aging process and other inflammatory issues may be involving you and if ginseng may be good in your nutrition plan.

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