June 2024 Healthy News from Dr. Butwell Spinal Movement & Blueberries Both are Good for You!

image Georgetown chiropractic ultrasound imaging of spinal vertebrae during treatment
READY TO SEE YOUR SPINE MOVE?! Exciting Possibility!

Are you curious about what your spine looks like moving under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your Georgetown chiropractor! - are underway leading in that direction! A recent study was just released that documented the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process gapping - the change in distance between the spinous processes as they gap - during Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation. (1) Cox® Technic is so precise a treatment protocol that specific segment motion can be prompted. 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% allotting a herniated disc room to not physically aggravate 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 Dr. Butwell helps ease back pain and leg pain so our Georgetown chiropractic patients can return to their normal activities of daily living! One day, technology may even permit us, you and your chiropractor, to visualize the changes in real time. Quite exciting!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of Cox® Technic protocols, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about the recorded benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Georgetown chiropractic and nutritious blueberries

Georgetown CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH TIP OF MONTH:

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 effective in enhancing cardiovascular health and boosting memory. A new study added to this list by noting that the more one eats flavonoid-rich foods, the lower the risk one has of having type 2 diabetes (4) while another detailed just how well consuming 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 get as significant an improvement. (5) And lastly, the pterostilbene compound found in blueberries is one that may help the management of obesity and mental well-being. (6) Eating wild blueberries exhibited improved mental affect and executive function after a single dose of blueberries in adults with depressive symptoms. (7) Blueberries are so healthy! Enjoy some today as part of your nutrition plan!

Dr. Butwell keeps up on the latest in spine-related studies to provide you with the best Georgetown chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your passing this info onto others who may be interested, too. See you soon!

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