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December 2020 Healthy News from Hollstrom & Associates Inc Help for Depression and Calf Cramps

Largo 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 because of being 2020 or having normal holiday stress, the wonderful-ness of this time of year might not be so wonderful for you. Symptoms of depression (agitation, insomnia, anxiety, high adrenalin, high cortisol) are reportedly due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. A recent study on the effects of chiropractic, spinal manipulation and vagal nerve stimulation announced some encouraging news. These approaches may well be beneficial 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 spread to the central nervous system. The parasympathetic system thereby is able to 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 Largo chiropractic visit for Largo back pain and neck pain relief and other spine related issues. Leave 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 other conditions it influences like depression.

 

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

Largo 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, disrupting valuable sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles prone to cramps reduced cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity worked! It doesn’t 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 confirmed what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps bother you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Hollstrom & Associates Inc has a treatment plan for them!

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Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment now with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. With much gratitude, we wish you a most wonderful holiday season!

 

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