Georgetown Chiropractic Healthy News from Dr. Butwell - May 2017

Pain Relief with Georgetown Chiropractic Care: Cox Technic

Dr. Butwell incorporates Cox Technic into the Georgetown treatment plan forGeorgetown back pain relief. Cox Technic research shows a 17% increase in disc height along with a 28% increase in area and a lowering of intradiscal pressures to as low as a -192 mmHg. (1) Traction effectively raises the disc height of lower lumbar spine discs. (2) Dr. Butwell recognizes the good of this increase.

And flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic, distraction manipulation as used in this Georgetown chiropractic practice) eases neuropathic pain, pain that extends into the legs that often comes with low back pain. Neuropathic pain with low back pain is a pain! The fortunate thing is that non-thrust, non-drug spinal manipulation like Cox Technic is regularly utilized to control low back pain. Just one month of Cox Technic, a form of chiropractic spinal manipulation, lessens pain in chronic low back pain patients with leg pain contrasted with those without leg pain. Fantastic news! A new rat study confirms that using Cox Technic delivers short-term pain-relief similar to that in human clinical studies. (3) That’s why Dr. Butwell chooses to use it with our Georgetown back pain patients!

Further, spinal manipulation influences pain regulators in the nervous system like substance-p, neurotensin, and oxytocin as well as interleukin and cortisol (“the stress hormone”) levels after treatment. (4) That’s a goal of Georgetown chiropractic treatment: to quieten the nervous system when it’s upset by pain.

Georgetown back pain relief is possible with Georgetown chiropractic care at Dr. Butwell! Schedule an appointment today!

Georgetown Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Take Calcium
“You Need It. I don’t.”

Funny how recommendations are always for someone else! A Canadian study shared that, when asked, young adults knew that calcium is essential for kids and older adults but not how essential it was for them. (5) Calcium is essential for all ages! Your Georgetown chiropractor is ready to talk just how important it is for you.

We look forward to your next Georgetown visit soon at Dr. Butwell!