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Healthy News June 2024

image Ashburn chiropractic ultrasound imaging of spinal vertebrae during treatment


Ever wanted to see your spine move under your chiropractor’s hand? Exciting studies – at least to your Ashburn chiropractor! - are in progress and leaning in that direction! A new study was just released that documented the reliability of ultrasound measurement of spinous process gapping - the alteration 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 motion can be prompted. Say, for a patient who has pain due to 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 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn helps reduce back pain and leg pain so our Ashburn chiropractic patients can return to living their lives! One 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 recorded benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Ashburn chiropractic and nutritious blueberries 


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 enhancing cardiovascular health and boosting 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 noted just how well eating fruits and vegetables enhanced memory and attention, particularly in children’s immediate recall after comsuming blueberries while older adults need more of both to get as noteworthy 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 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!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn keeps up on the latest in spine-related studies to give you the best Ashburn chiropractic care possible. We appreciate your sharing this info with your family and friends, too. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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