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Healthy News June 2024

picture La Grande chiropractic ultrasound imaging of spinal vertebrae during treatment

READY TO SEE YOUR SPINE MOVE?! Exciting Prospect!

Are you curious about what your spine looks like moving under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your La Grande chiropractor! - are underway leading in that direction! A new study was just distributed that recorded the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process gapping - the change 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 activity can be elicited. Say, for a patient experiencing 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% allowing a herniated disc spavce to not physically irritate a spinal nerve. Movement of the spinal vertebrae (mean) in flexion was 3.68° with 0.80 mm separation. (2,3) Very nice! Chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps decrease back pain and leg pain so our La Grande chiropractic patients can return to their normal activities of daily living! Some day, technology may even permit us, you and your chiropractor, to see the changes in real time. 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.

 
 
La Grande chiropractic and nutritious blueberries 
 

La Grande CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH TIP OF MONTH:

Blueberries for Weight Control, Mood, Memory, and More!

Flavonoids – polyphenolic compounds that give color to fruits and veggies – are well-known for being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging as well as valuable in improving cardiovascular health and increasing memory. A recent study added to this list by explaining that higher consumption of flavonoid-rich foods was associated with lowering type 2 diabetes risk (4) while another detailed just how well eating fruits and vegetables enhanced memory and attention, especially in children’s immediate recall after eating blueberries while older adults need a higher dose of both to attain as significant 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 showed improved 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!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC keeps abreast of the latest in spine-related studies to provide you with the best La Grande chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your passing this info onto others who may be interested, too. See you soon!

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