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June 2024 Healthy News from Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Spinal Movement & Blueberries Both are Good for You!

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READY TO SEE YOUR SPINE MOVE?! Exciting Possibility!

Ever wondered what your spine looks like under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your Baton Rouge chiropractor! - are in progress and leaning 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 gap - during Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation. (1) Cox® Technic is a particular treatment protocol that specific segment motion can be provoked. Say, for a patient who has 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 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 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers helps reduce back pain and leg pain so our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients can return to living their lives! One day, technology may even allow us, you and your chiropractor, to see 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.

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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 effective in improving cardiovascular health and increasing 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 eating fruits and vegetables improved memory and attention, particularly in children’s immediate recall after eating blueberries while older adults need more 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 showed better 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!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers keeps abreast of the latest in spine-related studies to provide you with the best Baton Rouge chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your passing this info onto others who may be interested, too. See you soon!

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