Chiropractic care is a known method for treating many conditions naturally. One benefit chiropractors are not yet famous for is their ability to reduce stress in the body and relieve patients’ symptoms of depression.
If you are living with depression, a chiropractor can help ease the pain and cloudiness you experience on a daily basis. Below are a few of the ways chiropractic care helps with depression.
Decreasing pain in the body
Physical pain can take a toll on one’s mental state. As the body dedicates its energy and healing resources to the ailing limb or muscle, less help is sent to heal the mind. This can lead to a clouded state, anxiety or depression. By aligning the spine, the chiropractor can relieve patients of physical pain. When pain is lifted, the mind often clears as energy is redistributed and communication becomes fluid.
You might be wondering, ‘how can spinal adjustments lessen the stress of my job?’ That’s a fair question, but it is possible. Stress manifests in the body the same way regardless of its trigger. Work demands, family dynamics or muscle pain all cause stress and send the body into its evolutionary fight-or-flight state. This tense state leads to chronic muscle contraction and tension, which continues the cycle of internal stress.
Chiropractors balance out the pressure absorbed by muscles, organs and other body parts by evening out the spine and relaxing the nervous system. As physical tension is reduced, overall stress is reduced, and the body and mind can slowly get back to normal functioning. As chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health, a chiropractor will also work with patients to determine additional external stress triggers.
What should a patient do if injured in an auto accident?
Patients injured in a car accident need to contact their auto insurance right away to report the accident. Then, they need to schedule an evaluation with Luxxey Chiropractic. The sooner the evaluation is scheduled, the more quickly they can begin treatment and get insurance coverage for that treatment, if applicable.
Decrease chronic pain
If you are in chronic pain, it is difficult to focus on anything else throughout the day. Most sufferers of chronic pain use all their energy to get to work, get through their job duties and get back home where they can rest and begin again the following day.
When you suffer from chronic pain in this manner, make it a weekly (if not daily) goal to get to the chiropractic over lunch or on your way home from work. A chiropractor can work with you to determine the cause of your chronic pain and help to reduce its negative effects. Spinal adjustments, lifestyle evaluations, diet change and physical therapy, can all play an integral role in healing the chronic pain that inhibits you from being happy, social, ambitious and healthy.
Nervous system and spinal misalignments
The spine houses the nervous system, which regulates the body’s chemistry and mood through the brain and other organs. At the top of the spine, near the nape of the neck, the first three vertebrae can become misaligned and put pressure on the brain stem and/or interrupt chemical and neurological processes. By aligning this top area, many mental ails can be relieved.
Spine and anxiety
Anxiety might be triggered or worsened by pressure on the spinal cord. When the chiropractic works with the spine on realignment adjustments, many patients notice a decrease in anxiety. Chiropractors approach patient health from the big picture – the spine, the pressure and the experienced anxiety are individual constituents of one larger mass of energy and life. Although anti-anxiety is not a guarantee of spinal realignment, it is one common benefit of chiropractic care.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can improve your mental state and help to relieve symptoms of depression. At Luxxey Chiropractic, we are committed to providing comprehensive and custom care to each of our patients. To learn more about services we provide and how our team can help restore your health, reach out or book an appointment with us, today.