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Chiropractic Care for Anxiety and Depression

Chiropractic Care for Anxiety and Depression

April 28, 2020

When you think of chiropractic care, you might think about addressing back pain and other physical conditions or injuries. However, did you know that certain holistic treatments by chiropractors can also help ease anxiety and depression? Our team takes a mind-body approach to treatment that helps improve both your physical and mental health. Chiropractic treatment can be an affordable and natural method of improving your life by reducing your anxiety or depression symptoms. 

Common Symptoms that Impact Your Quality of Life

Tens of millions of adults face a variety of mental illnesses and disorders each year. Anxiety disorder and depression are two of the leading causes of mental struggling, and these can have many physical effects, as well. Some symptoms of anxiety and depression that can disrupt your life include:

  • Sleep disruptions and fatigue
  • Muscle stiffness and tension
  • Feeling unable to relax your body
  • Various aches and pains
  • Headaches and migraines

These physical symptoms can be draining and can create additional challenges that impact your mental health. 

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment Methods

There are many ways that chiropractic treatment can address the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression, which can improve your mental state, as well. The following are only some ways that our team helps patients with mental disorders find a better quality of life. 

Spinal adjustments – A healthy spine can improve the state of your entire body, increasing your ability to relax, relieve tension, and triggering healthy hormones such as cortisol, oxytocin, and neurotensin. 

Relieving headaches, tension, and stiffness – Muscular tension and headaches are common in people suffering from mood or mental disorders. Massage therapy and chiropractic care can relieve tension, stiffness, and headaches, and a release of physical pain can help improve your mental state. 

Increase relaxation – Chiropractic care can reduce muscle activity, which can allow you to better physically relax. Reducing physical stress and tension can help you better cope with your mental symptoms. 

Helping with insomnia – Many people experience insomnia and related fatigue due to anxiety and depression. Massage therapy and chiropractic manipulation have been shown to improve sleep cycles, which can relieve fatigue. 

Many people with anxiety and depression rely on medications to address their symptoms. However, these medications can have serious side effects, including weight gain, fatigue, and nausea. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is all-natural and can address symptoms of anxiety and depression without side effects. Of course, you should never stop taking medication without consulting with the prescribing doctor, but discussing the possibility of treating your symptoms holistically can benefit many patients. 

Speak with Our Orland Park Chiropractic Team Today

At Integrated Health Solutions, our approach aims to achieve a complete mind-body balance for our patients through a variety of therapies and treatment methods. We consult on lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, in addition to our in-house chiropractic care. We aim for total health for our patients, and we can address both physical and mental ailments. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

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