Do you or anyone you know suffer from the following?
- Fatigue or inability to sleep
- Muscle tension and stiffness
- Headaches or migraines
- Aches and pains throughout the body
- Inability to relax
These are classic physical symptoms of someone that experiences anxiety and/or depression. If you go to a medical doctor for either of these conditions, you will leave with a prescription to try and combat it. However, did you know there is a natural, effective, safe and affordable care option for improving your condition? An option without having to deal with the side-effects accompanied by drugs.
Chiropractic care has been proven to improve the quality of life for patients with depression and/or anxiety. Let’s take a closer look at how chiropractic care can help.
Chiropractic care involves assessing the nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves. Chiropractors aim to find the right balance between your mind and body. People who are affected by depression and/or anxiety have subluxations that are causing a chemical imbalance and impaired thoughts. When a chiropractor delivers an adjustment to correct these subluxations, they are increasing the nerve output in that area and balancing the chemical signals.
Benefits of adjustments:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Releasing positive hormones such as:
- Neurotensin: neutralizes stress-induced pain
- Oxytocin: boosts neuro-communication and feelings of social bonding
- Decreasing tension and headaches
- Promoting better sleep/rest
Along with chiropractic adjustments, there are other proven coping strategies to help such as: exercising daily, getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night, limiting alcohol and caffeine, focusing on slow controlled breathing, getting involved in the community, taking time out of the day to laugh, and practicing patience.
Dr. Hemmer, MS, DC