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December 2020 Healthy News from Vancouver Disc Centers Help for Depression and Calf Cramps

Vancouver 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’s due to being 2020 or experiencing normal holiday stress, the wonderful-ness of this time of year might not be so wonderful for you. Symptoms of depression like high cortisol and adrenalin, agitation, anxiety and insomnia are reportedly due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A new study on the effect of chiropractic and spinal manipulation along with vagal nerve stimulation shared some optimistic news. These approaches may well be positive 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 in so doing can counterbalance the sympathetic system while vagal stimulation releases neurotrophines known to be essential for the effectiveness of anti-depressive therapies. (1) What is all this really saying? Come in for a Vancouver chiropractic visit for Vancouver 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 detailed effects of spinal manipulation on the immune system and things it impacts like depression.

 

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

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Electrical Stimulation for Calf Cramps

Calf cramps are painful! 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 worked! It does not take much. 55% and 85% were effective, too. The reduction in cramps was associated with a boost in cramp threshold frequency, too. A bonus! (2) This new study verified what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps bother you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Vancouver Disc Centers will work on them!

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Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment now with Vancouver Disc Centers. Gratefully, we wish you the most wonderful holiday season!

 

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