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

image Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractor! - are underway leading in that direction! A recent study was just released that recorded the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process separation - 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 motion can be elicited. Say, for a patient who has pain with an L5-S1 disc herniation, biomechanical studies have revealed that Cox® Technic widens the area of the spine’s intervertebral foramen by 28% allotting a herniated disc room to not physically aggravate 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps ease back pain and leg pain so our Augusta chiropractic patients can return to their normal activities of daily living! Some day, technology may even allow us, you and your chiropractor, to see the changes as they are happening. Quite exciting!

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

Augusta chiropractic and nutritious blueberries


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

Flavonoids – polyphenolic compounds that make fruits and vegetables colorful – are well-known for being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging as well as valuable in enhancing cardiovascular health and increasing memory. A new study added to this list by noting that higher consumption of flavonoid-rich foods was associated with reducing type 2 diabetes risk (4) while another noted just how well consuming fruits and vegetables improved memory and attention, particularly in children’s immediate recall after eating blueberries while older adults need more of both to get as noteworthy an improvement. (5) And lastly, the pterostilbene compound from blueberries is one that may help the management of obesity and mental well-being. (6) Eating wild blueberries showed improved mental affect and executive function after a single dose of blueberries in adults with depressive symptoms. (7) Blueberries are so healthy! Enjoy some today as part of your nutrition plan!

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic keeps abreast of the latest in spine-related studies to provide you with the best Augusta chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your passing this info onto others who may be interested, too. See you soon!

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