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

image of a brain for cognition influenced by balance that Nashua chiropractic can help


 “Growing old isn’t for wimps!”

Aging presents its challenges from physical and functional issues like balance, motor control, coordination of sensory input, to cognitive function. A study completed in India found that balance tests (like a tandem test) could forecast the risk of cognitive impairment. (1) Chiropractic Cox® Flexion Distraction has been shown to increase balance! (11) Cognition, taken for granted by most of us, is prized and notably missed when it declines as we age. Males experiencing both neck and back pain had poorer cognitive scores leading researchers to suggest a possible link between spinal pain and later-in-life neurodegeneration. (2) Four chronic health conditions were described to significantly raise the odds 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 globally. Spine and treatment of its issues like neck pain and back pain are the center of the chiropractic healthcare profession which utilizes spinal manipulation shown to inhibit back and neck pain via spinal mechanisms and potentially via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory responses. (4) Spinal manipulation may prompt not only inflammatory but also cortisol levels after treatment. (5) Your chiropractor encourages patients to avert chronic health conditions and offers spinal manipulation to decrease 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.

Nashua chiropractic nutrition tip: image of red ginseng for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory pain

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

Ginseng, a well-liked herbal supplement of several types, made of 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 avoiding of apoptosis (cell death) which involves DNA damage. The anti-aging influence of ginseng via its components - saponins, polysaccharides, and active peptides – tied to its ability to reduce DNA damage and delay aging and its related diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, and chronic inflammation. (8) Red Korean Ginseng (KRG) offers anti-stress treatment, decreasing the stress response in neurotransmitters. (9) KRG deals with metabolic syndrome issues (high blood pressure, triglycerides, hyperglycemia, LDL, obesity, diabetes, etc.). (6) KRG stifles inflammation-related genes in kidney, lung, liver, stomach, and colon and assists in autophagy (a natural process that cleans out unwanted or injured components of cell) recovery. (10) We look forward to having a chat about how the aging process and other inflammatory issues may be affecting you and if ginseng may be beneficial in your nutrition plan.

Moriarty Chiropractic is honored to be your Nashua chiropractor and values your sharing your chiropractic experience with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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