December 2020 Healthy News from Pflugerville Wellness Center Help for Depression and Calf Cramps

Pflugerville chiropractic care with spinal manipulation offers 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 because of 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 owing to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A new study on the effect of chiropractic and spinal manipulation along with vagal nerve stimulation shared some encouraging news. These approaches may well be beneficial treatment options for depression through the 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 can counterbalance the sympathetic system while vagal stimulation releases neurotrophines known to be essential for anti-depressive therapies’ effectiveness. (1) What is all this really saying? Come in for a Pflugerville chiropractic visit for Pflugerville 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 detailed effects of spinal manipulation on the immune system and other conditions it impacts like depression.

 

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

Pflugerville 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 good sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles susceptible to cramps decreased cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity helped! It doesn’t take much. 55% and 85% were effective as well. The reduction in cramps was linked to a boost in cramp threshold frequency, too. A bonus! (2) This new study confirmed what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps bother you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Pflugerville Wellness Center has a treatment plan for them!

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Arrange your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Gratefully, we wish you the most wonderful holiday season!

 

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