While most people think that chiropractic care is only for aches and pains, such as those that occur in the neck and back, these methods can also help those that are coping with anxiety and/or depression. Recent studies have shown that this holistic, mind-body approach can relieve certain mental health symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety & Depression?
For starters, if you are coping with anxiety and/or depression, you are not alone. Nearly 50 million adults in the United States experienced mental illness in 2019. Anxiety disorders affect almost 18% of American adults or about 40 million people. Of these cases, 23% are considered “severe” with debilitating, recurring symptoms. Though anxiety disorders are most common, depression is the prominent cause of disability worldwide.
The symptoms are unique for each patient, but the most common physical effects of stress, anxiety, and depression are:
- Fatigue or inability to sleep
- Muscle tension and stiffness
- Headaches or migraines
- Aches and pains throughout the body
- Inability to relax
However, your chiropractor can help relieve the physical symptoms that are felt most common.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Anxiety & Depression?
Their holistic approach will help relax your body by using gentle pressure on your spine and other areas in order to restore mobility to the joints while enabling greater blood flow, thus helping improve nerve functionality. This results in deep relaxation, helping relieve anxiety and depression symptoms such as: insomnia, headaches, and muscle tension!
Chiropractic care can help patients that are coping with anxiety and/or depression by offering the following:
- Encouraging relaxation
- Lowering your blood pressure
- Improving your sleep
- Relieving muscle tension, stiffness and headaches
- Offering no side effects
- Aiming for a mind-body approach
- Stimulating the production of positive, happy hormones like Cortisol & Oxytocin
The role chiropractic care has on treating physical symptoms of anxiety and depression has been nothing but positive. Especially now, with the cost of medical care becoming more and more expensive, chiropractic treatment has become an effective and affordable alternative.
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If you are interested in learning more about what we do and how we can help provide you relief from your mental health symptoms, schedule an appointment today.
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If you or someone you know experiences mental health issues, it is important to seek help from a qualified professional.