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

McHenry 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 is 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 (agitation, insomnia, anxiety, high adrenalin, high cortisol) are reportedly due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A new study on the effects of chiropractic, spinal manipulation and vagal nerve stimulation announced some good 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 extend to the central nervous system. The parasympathetic system thereby can counterbalance the sympathetic system while vagal stimulation releases neurotrophines known for being essential for anti-depressive therapies’ effectiveness. (1) What is all this really saying? Come in for a McHenry chiropractic visit for McHenry 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.

 

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

McHenry 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, interrupting good sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles susceptible to cramps reduced cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity was helpful! It doesn’t take much. 55% and 85% were effective, too. The reduction in cramps was linked to 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 trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Spengel Chiropractic has a treatment plan for them!

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Arrange your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic. Gratefully, we wish you a most wonderful holiday season!

 

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