Millions of Americans suffer with anxiety and depression, in fact, almost 20% of people in the U.S say they deal with anxiety disorders. That is a stagger statistic and it is on the rise. While there are many prescription drug options available for those who struggle with anxiety and depression, more and more people are seeking an alternative approach and many are turning to chiropractic care for the management of their symptoms and having tremendous success.
Chiropractic care that is neurologically based takes a holistic approach that focuses on properly aligning the spine to help improve mental health. This is a safe, natural, and whole-body health approach that is proving to be very promising for issues such as depression and anxiety.
How Chiropractic Can Help:
Everyone experiences anxiety and depression differently, for some they can experience physical symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, aches and pains, headaches, and restlessness which may increase the mental symptoms.
Chiropractic care can help balance how the mind and body work together in managing anxiety and depression. Properly aligning the spine helps the body function at a better level so the mind can focus. By balancing spinal health along with nutrition and physical activity, positive impacts are made on mental health.
Chiropractic adjustments can release certain hormones and endorphins that help to reduce cortisol levels that are increased with stress and cause pain, and inflammation in the body. It can also help with sleep issues and also lower blood pressure by getting the body in a more relaxed state.
Those who suffer from anxiety and depression often experience migraines and headaches caused by excessive worry. Different adjustments can be performed to release the tension in the head and neck to prevent nerves and muscles from tightening and creating pressure.
With regular adjustments, chiropractic care may be able to completely alleviate anxiety and depression, however, that may not be the case for everyone. For patients who require medication, chiropractic care can work cohesively, increasing positive results especially because the adjustments will improve your neuromuscular and immune health, some unwanted side effects like nausea and fatigue may be avoided.
Anxiety and depression doesn’t just affect your mental health, they can severely affect your physical health as well. With chiropractic care, many of the physical symptoms can be alleviated which in turn may heal the mental and emotional symptoms with a more natural and holistic approach.