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 because of being 2020 or having normal holiday stress, the wonderful-ness of this time of year might not be so wonderful for you. Symptoms of depression (agitation, insomnia, anxiety, high adrenalin, high cortisol) are reportedly owing to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A new study on the effects of chiropractic, spinal manipulation and vagal nerve stimulation announced some encouraging news. These approaches may well be positive 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 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit for Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Head home 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.
Southern New Hampshire 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, interrupting valuable sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles prone to cramps decreased cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity worked! It does not 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 verified what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will work on them!
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Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Gratefully, we wish you a most wonderful holiday season!