Can Chiropractic Really Help You Feel Better Mentally and Emotionally?
We realize that when it comes to mental health, chiropractic isn’t the first form of health care anyone thinks of, but maybe it should be. Chiropractic is most often associated with back pain, neck pain, and car accidents, but the truth is that Chiropractors can help with far more than you might think.
Emotional Pain is Real
Anxiety and depression are becoming more prevalent in the United States. The most common forms of treatment are counseling and medication. Still, many shy away from prescriptions realizing that unless there is a genuine chemical imbalance in the brain all they are doing is band-aiding a symptom rather than healing the cause. An estimated 21.0 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 8.4% of adults in the U.S.
Can chiropractic help with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues?
The answer is a resounding YES.
Let us explain…
Chronic Pain is a Common Cause of Depression
When you live in pain it is difficult to focus on anything else. It can become all-encompassing and overwhelm your thoughts. Enjoying life becomes a challenge and you can begin to feel like you are losing yourself. You may even wonder if life is worth living at all.
Regular chiropractic adjustments have been proven to decrease pain
Chronic pain often becomes the center of your world. It’s not possible to enjoy life when you are in constant pain. You just don’t feel like yourself anymore and often people wonder if life is worth living anymore. It can lead to social anxiety and withdrawal from things you used to enjoy. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been proven to decrease depression, pain, and anxiety and allow for a healthier life.
Chiropractic Decreases Brain Fog Induced by Pain
Pain can impede your ability to think clearly and make good decisions. It can drop your mood and hamper your personality. Over time it can lead to mental health issues from chronic fear to depression.
When the spine is re-aligned, muscle tension decreases. With that can come much-needed relief from pain. Once the pain level is decreased you regain the ability to focus and live your life. The result is a more uplifted outlook.
Chiropractic Corrects Misalignments & Helps Heal the Nervous System
Our body chemistry regulates our moods. Our nervous system controls this chemical equilibrium. When our spine is not in alignment, it can cause pressure on our brain stem, which can interfere with our function and neurological responses. Getting back in alignment can help remove this pressure and allow the brain stem to function normally.
Routine chiropractic care helps you stay well both mentally and physically.
If you are in the Myers, Florida area and are having issues with depression or anxiety give us a call and make an appointment to come in. We can be reached by calling 239-332-2555 or on the web at www.kasterchiropractic.com.
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