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McHenry Chiropractic Healthy News from OrthoIllinois Chiropractic - May 2017

Pain Relief with McHenry Chiropractic Care: Cox Technic

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic incorporates Cox Technic into the McHenry treatment plan forMcHenry back pain relief. Cox Technic research demonstrates a 17% increase in disc height plus a 28% increase in area and a decrease in intradiscal pressures to as low as a -192 mmHg. (1) Traction effectively raises the disc height of lower lumbar spine discs. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic recognizes the good of this increase.

And flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic, distraction manipulation as used in this McHenry chiropractic practice) alleviates neuropathic pain, pain that goes into the legs that often comes with low back pain. Neuropathic pain with low back pain is a pain! The fortunate thing is that non-thrust, non-drug spinal manipulation like Cox Technic is commonly used to manage low back pain. Just one month of Cox Technic, a form of chiropractic spinal manipulation, alleviates pain in chronic low back pain patients with leg pain contrasted with those without leg pain. Great news! A new rat study reaffirms that using Cox Technic provides short-term pain-relief similar to that in human clinical studies. (3) That’s why OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses it with our McHenry back pain patients!

Also, spinal manipulation affects pain regulators in the nervous system like substance-p, neurotensin, and oxytocin as well as interleukin and cortisol (“the stress hormone”) levels after treatment. (4) That’s a goal of McHenry chiropractic treatment: to quieten the nervous system when it is affected by pain.

McHenry back pain relief is possible with McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic! Schedule an appointment today!

McHenry Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Take Calcium
“You Need It. I don’t.”

Peculiar how recommendations are always for someone else! A Canadian study reported that, when asked, young adults recognized that calcium is important for kids and older adults but not how important it was for them. (5) Calcium is important for all ages! Your McHenry chiropractor is ready to talk just how valuable it is for you.

We look forward to your next McHenry visit soon at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic!

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