June 2024 Healthy News from Johnson Chiropractic Spinal Movement & Blueberries Both are Good for You!

image Richmond chiropractic ultrasound imaging of spinal vertebrae during treatment

Ever wondered what your spine looks like under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your Richmond chiropractor! - are in progress and leaning in that direction! A new study was just distributed that documented the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process separation - the alteration in distance between the spinous processes as they open - during Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation. (1) Cox® Technic is a particular treatment protocol that specific segment motion can be elicited. Say, for a patient who has 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 room to not physically bother a spinal nerve. Movement of the spinal vertebrae (mean) in flexion was 3.68° with 0.80 mm separation. (2,3) Very good! Chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic helps decrease back pain and leg pain so our Richmond chiropractic patients can return to living their lives! One day, technology may even permit us, you and your chiropractor, to see the changes as they are happening. 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 documented benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Richmond 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 valuable in enhancing cardiovascular health and boosting memory. A new study added to this list by explaining that the more one eats flavonoid-rich foods, the lower the risk one has of having type 2 diabetes (4) while another noted just how well eating fruits and vegetables enhanced memory and attention, particularly in children’s immediate recall after eating blueberries while older adults need more of both to get as noteworthy an improvement. (5) And lastly, the pterostilbene compound from blueberries is one that may help the management of obesity and mental well-being. (6) Eating wild blueberries exhibited better mental affect and executive function after a single dose of blueberries in adults with depressive symptoms. (7) Blueberries are good! Enjoy some today as part of your nutrition plan!

Johnson Chiropractic keeps up on the latest in spine-related studies to give you the best Richmond chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your sharing this info with your family and friends, too. See you soon!

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