Chiropractic Care and Anxiety
According to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 18% of adult Americans, or approximately 40 million people. Of these cases, 23 percent are considered “severe,” with recurring, debilitating symptoms like panic attacks or intense phobias that prevent normal function.
Despite the prevalence of anxiety disorders, only around a third of sufferers seek proper care for their condition. The rest risk the effects of anxiety disorders entering into their life and causing depression, poor work or school performance, relationship problems, and more undesirable effects.
Fortunately, the root causes of anxiety can be corrected through a combination of psychological counseling, lifestyle changes, and chiropractic care.
Sufferers do not need to resort to drugs with drastic side effects that often compound problems rather than helping them. Instead, they can trust in the care of principled chiropractors, who will use their understanding of the nervous system to help.
How Chiropractic Care can help Your Anxiety
Many of our mental conditions can be traced back to physical elements of the body. For instance, those who suffer chronic pain are significantly more likely to develop depression. Poor nervous system performance can also lead to conditions that worsen anxiety.
Nervous system disorders can often be traced to abnormality of the spine, called vertebral subluxation, since the spine houses our most important nerve pathways. Subluxation interferes with nerve transmission, and may cause an individual to develop symptoms of anxiety. Dizziness, nervousness, fatigue, depression, and anxiety can all be the fault of improper nerve function leading to imbalance of critical neurochemicals.
At the same time, anxiety can lead to a buildup of physical tension in the body, creating painful symptoms and obstructing nerve pathways in a vicious loop that only intensifies mental and emotional challenges.
Chiropractic care addresses subluxation and improves nervous system function through specific spinal adjustments. In this way, chiropractic can help correct the underlying causes of chronic anxiety and emotional pain. Upper cervical adjustments show the most promise in their ability to deliver such results.
Ask us how neurologically-based chiropractic care can help with your condition, and remember that you have choices that do not involve drugs.