Most people will have periods of anxiety and depression during their lifetime. But for some anxiety/depression can be intense, long-lasting or debilitating. If you have suffered from mental health problems then you understand the frustration with trying to alleviate those symptoms. But did you know that chiropractic care is a non-invasive and natural alternative treatment that has been shown to improve anxiety and depression symptoms?
A chiropractor will give you a thorough examination to find and correct subluxations - joints within the spine which have become stuck out of alignment. A chiropractic adjustment restores movement and alignment to the spine - not unlike aligning your car. The adjustment also restores blood flow and lymph flow which removes toxins and relaxes the muscle and other tissues that surround the joint. This relief of chemical and physical stress is the musculo-skeletal system lowers the overall stress load that the brain must manage. Those who suffer from anxiety or depression may come to realize that physical imbalance and subluxation within the body contribute to their mental stress as well as physical symptoms.
When spinal vertebrae are stuck out of place, it creates pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissues. When a nerve is blocked in the back or neck it can reflexively affect other areas of the body including the stomach, heart, intestines and any other organ. The reflex goes in both directions. Mental stress can cause spinal misalignment, muscle spasm and back tension. (People often hold their stress in their shoulders or low back, right?) The goal of chiropractic is to use this reflexive system to balance the entire body including the brain, adrenals, etc, which manage stress. Chiropractic care can help by addressing the physical stress which contributes to mental stress overload. Chiropractic lowers the overall stress in the body, freeing up a person's energy so they have better concentration, better sleep and more focus.
When approaching a challenge such as anxiety/depression, a multidisciplinary approach can often be beneficial. Chiropractic removes the physical stress that is often easily corrected with a few adjustments, then regular maintenance. Chiropractic treatment can be used in conjunction with therapy and medication.
More people than ever are finding relief for symptoms beyond just back pain at the chiropractor! Patients often say they feel calm and balanced leaving the office. So why not try chiropractic and observe its effects? Do you have better sleep? Better concentration? More energy? Feel lighter mentally?
If you are trying to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression, please schedule an appointment today to see how chiropractic care can help you move forward on your journey to wellness. Questions? Call now to (843) 321-8119 or schedule a Complimentary Consultation appointment online at ChiroKelley.com
Dr. Kelley LeBlanc is a holistic Chiropractor with a background in chemistry, nutrition and yoga.
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