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 because of being 2020 or experiencing normal holiday stress, the wonderful-ness of this time of year may not be so much for you. Symptoms of depression (agitation, insomnia, anxiety, high adrenalin, high cortisol) are reportedly owing to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A recent study on the effects of chiropractic, spinal manipulation and vagal nerve stimulation shared some optimistic news. These approaches may well be positive treatment options for depression via regulation of the autonomic nervous system which chiropractic care and spinal manipulation do at the peripheral nervous system level and spread to the central nervous system. The parasympathetic system thereby is able to counterbalance the sympathetic system while vagal stimulation releases neurotrophines known for being essential for anti-depressive therapies’ effectiveness. (1) What is all this really saying? Come in for a Augusta chiropractic visit for Augusta back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Head home 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 detailed effects of spinal manipulation on the immune system and things it influences like depression.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Electrical Stimulation for Calf Cramps
Calf cramps are painful! Back pain sufferers with lumbar spinal stenosis or lumbar disc herniation often experience calf cramps, disrupting valuable sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles susceptible to cramps decreased cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity was helpful! It does not take much. 55% and 85% were effective, too. 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 found as well. (3) If calf cramps trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has a treatment plan for them!
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Arrange your next Augusta chiropractic appointment today with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. With much gratitude, we wish you a most wonderful holiday season!