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Healthy News June 2024

picture McHenry chiropractic ultrasound imaging of spinal vertebrae during treatment


Ever wanted to see your spine move under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your McHenry chiropractor! - are underway leading in that direction! A recent study was just released that documented the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process gapping - the change in distance between the spinous processes as they gap - during Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation. (1) Cox® Technic is a particular treatment protocol that specific segment motion can be provoked. Say, for a patient experiencing pain with an L5-S1 disc herniation, biomechanical studies have revealed that Cox® Technic widens the area of the spine’s intervertebral foramen by 28% allotting a herniated disc spavce to not physically aggravate a spinal nerve. Movement of the spinal vertebrae (mean) in flexion was 3.68° with 0.80 mm separation. (2,3) Very nice! Chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps ease back pain and leg pain so our McHenry chiropractic patients can return to living their lives! Some day, technology may even allow us, you and your chiropractor, to visualize the changes in real time. Quite sensational!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of Cox® Technic protocols, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about the recorded benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

McHenry chiropractic and nutritious blueberries 


Blueberries for Weight Control, Mood, Memory, and More!

Flavonoids – polyphenolic compounds that make fruits and vegetables colorful – are well-known for being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging as well as effective in improving cardiovascular health and increasing memory. A new study added to this list by noting that higher consumption of flavonoid-rich foods was linked with lowering type 2 diabetes risk (4) while another detailed just how well consuming fruits and vegetables improved memory and attention, particularly in children’s immediate recall after eating blueberries while older adults need more of both to attain as noteworthy an improvement. (5) And lastly, the pterostilbene compound found in blueberries is one that may help the management of obesity and mental well-being. (6) Eating wild blueberries showed improved mental affect and executive function after one dose of blueberries in adults with depressive symptoms. (7) Blueberries are so healthy! Enjoy some today as part of your nutrition plan!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic keeps abreast of the latest in spine-related studies to give you the best McHenry chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your passing this info onto others who may be interested, too. See you soon!

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