Can Chiropractic Help with Anxiety?
Understanding the Nature of Anxiety
Every year, over 40 million adults in the US will deal with mental illness of some kind, with anxiety disorders being the most widespread. Like with all forms of mental illness, anxiety strikes everyone in different ways and can be triggered by many different things.
The most common types of anxiety that people generally face include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, agoraphobia, separation anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
And while everyone deals with anxiety differently, some of the most common impacts include:
Inability to sleep
Muscle tension and stiffness
Headaches or migraines
Aches and pains throughout the body
Inability to relax
Loss of appetite
Shortness of breath
When it comes to treating anxiety, people usually oscillate between common treatment options like prescription medication, dietary management, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
So what about chiropractic care?
Finding Natural Relief for Anxiety with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatments have been used to help individuals who struggle with mental health for decades now. It helps people who struggle with depression, stress, and also anxiety. But exactly how does chiropractic care help people with anxiety?
For one, chiropractic care is a non-invasive, natural, medication-free, and viable treatment option, especially for people who haven’t seen the results they’re looking for with prescription medication.
Secondly, an essential part of chiropractic care is relieving subluxations in a patient’s body. Subluxation refers to any altered position of the vertebra, as well as the subsequent pain and functional loss that a person experiences.
There are lots of problems that can result from subluxation, with one of them being anxiety. Through gentle, pain-free, and non-invasive adjustments, chiropractors are able to strategically adjust their patient’s spine, remove any subluxation, and restore the natural alignment within the body. Doing this has a number of significant benefits, including lowering blood pressure and relieving anxiety.
If you struggle with anxiety and find yourself struggling to manage it, contact Dr. Taylor today. He’ll work with you to determine the source(s) of your anxiety and design a restorative care plan that can get you healthy - inside and out!