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 and adrenalin, agitation, anxiety and insomnia are reportedly due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A recent study on the effects of chiropractic, spinal manipulation and vagal nerve stimulation presented some good news. These approaches may well be beneficial treatment options for depression by means of 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 can counterbalance the sympathetic system while vagal stimulation releases neurotrophines known for being essential for the effectiveness of anti-depressive therapies. (1) What does all this really mean? Come in for a Nashua chiropractic visit for Nashua back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Leave 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.
Nashua 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 susceptible to cramps decreased cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity worked! It doesn’t 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 discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Moriarty Chiropractic will work on them!
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Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment now with Moriarty Chiropractic. Gratefully, we wish you the most wonderful holiday season!