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December 2020 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Help for Depression and Calf Cramps

Colorado Springs chiropractic care with spinal manipulation has some documented benefit in contributing to the reduction of depression.

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’s 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 like high cortisol & adrenalin, agitation, anxiety and insomnia are reportedly due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A recent study on the effect of chiropractic and spinal manipulation along with vagal nerve stimulation presented some optimistic news. These approaches may well be positive treatment options for depression through the 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 to be essential for the effectiveness of anti-depressive therapies. (1) What does all this really mean? Come in for a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit for Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Head home with a little more cheer. For 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 impacts like depression.

 

Colorado Springs calf cramps associated with back conditions like spinal stenosis and disc herniation find relief with chiropractic care’s electrical stimulation.  

Colorado Springs 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, disrupting good sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles prone to cramps reduced cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity was helpful! It doesn’t 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 verified what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will work on them!

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Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Gratefully, we wish you the most wonderful holiday season!

 

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