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

Oxford chiropractic care with spinal manipulation offers 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 having normal holiday stress, the wonderful-ness of this time of year may not be so much 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 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 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 Oxford chiropractic visit for Oxford back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Leave 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 described effects of spinal manipulation on the immune system and other conditions it influences like depression.

 

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

Oxford 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 get 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 helped! It doesn’t take much. 55% and 85% were effective, too. The reduction in cramps was associated with an increase in cramp threshold frequency, too. A bonus! (2) This new study confirmed what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps bother you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Satterwhite Chiropractic will work on them!

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Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic appointment today with Satterwhite Chiropractic. With much gratitude, we wish you the most wonderful holiday season!

 

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