December 2020 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Help for Depression and Calf CrampsHOW 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 recent study on the effect of chiropractic and spinal manipulation along with vagal nerve stimulation presented some optimistic 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 extend to the central nervous system. The parasympathetic system in so doing is able to 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for Fort Wayne 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 described effects of spinal manipulation on the immune system and things it impacts like depression. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Electrical Stimulation for Calf CrampsCalf cramps are painful! Back pain sufferers with lumbar spinal stenosis or lumbar disc herniation often get calf cramps, interrupting valuable sleep and daily lives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the calf muscles prone to cramps decreased cramping. Just 25% of patient maximum tolerated stimulation intensity worked! It doesn’t take much. 55% and 85% were effective as well. The reduction in cramps was linked to an increase in cramp threshold frequency, too. A bonus! (2) This new study verified what a 2018 study discovered as well. (3) If calf cramps trouble you, let us know at your next chiropractic visit. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has a treatment plan for them! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Arrange your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. With much gratitude, we wish you a most wonderful holiday season! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."