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March 2024 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Spine Pain, Aging, Cognition, Ginseng

picture of a brain for cognition influenced by balance that Fort Wayne chiropractic can help


 “Growing old isn’t for wimps!”

Aging presents its challenges from physical and functional issues like balance, motor control, coordination of sensory input, to cognitive function. A published research project performed in India revealed that balance tests (like a tandem test) could predict risk of cognitive impairment. (1) Chiropractic Cox® Flexion Distraction has been shown to increase balance! (11) Cognition, taken for granted by so many of us, is valuable and notably missed when it deteriorates as we age. Males with both neck and back pain had poorer cognitive scores leading researchers to propose a potential association between spinal pain and later-in-life neurodegeneration. (2) Four chronic health conditions were reported to significantly raise the odds of spinal pain: cardiovascular 58%, hypertension 40%, diabetes 25%, obesity 34%. (3) Neck and back pain was listed as the leading cause of disability globally. Spine and treatment of its issues like neck pain and back pain are the center of the chiropractic healthcare profession which uses spinal manipulation shown to stall back and neck pain via spinal mechanisms and possible via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory responses. (4) Spinal manipulation may prompt not only inflammatory but also cortisol levels after treatment. (5) Your chiropractor supports patients in their efforts to avert chronic health conditions and offers spinal manipulation to reduce spine-related pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment protocols to take care of pain and inflammation.

Fort Wayne chiropractic nutrition tip: picture of red ginseng for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory pain

Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Ginseng for Cortisol, Aging, And Inflammation

Ginseng, a well-liked herbal supplement of several types, contains ginsenosides documented to be anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, anti-obesity, anti-cancer, even anti-aging. (6, 7, 8) Aging is cellular, a slowing of cell division and an avoiding of apoptosis (cell death) which involves DNA damage. The anti-aging effect of ginseng via its components - saponins, polysaccharides, and active peptides – tied to its ability to lessen DNA damage and delay aging and its related diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, and chronic inflammation. (8) Red Korean Ginseng (KRG) offers anti-stress treatment, reducing the stress response in neurotransmitters. (9) KRG deals with metabolic syndrome issues (high blood pressure, triglycerides, hyperglycemia, LDL, obesity, diabetes, etc.). (6) KRG stifles inflammation-related genes in kidney, lung, liver, stomach, and colon and helps with autophagy (a natural process that cleans out undesirable or injured components of cell) recovery. (10) We welcome a talk about how the aging process and other inflammatory issues may be involving you and if ginseng may be beneficial in your nutrition plan.

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