- Are you feeling sad, stressed, or down in the dumps?
- Is it difficult to pinpoint why you are feeling depressed or anxious?
- Do you also have any physical pain that could potentially be leading to these feelings?
- Can chiropractic care actually help to decrease depression and anxiety?
Symptoms of depression and anxiety vary from person to person, but in general, depression is a continual feeling of sadness, potentially resulting in crying, excessive sleeping, and insomnia. Anxiety is largely described as stress or worry that is out of proportion to what is currently occurring in an individual’s life. Symptoms of anxiety might include fear, insomnia, and abnormal heartbeat, resulting in racing thoughts and irritability.
Oftentimes, people do not associate or link depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders to how we are physically feeling. As described above, however, depression and anxiety are quite physiologically oriented. Chronic pain can be a direct cause for sadness, for instance. As a positive example, an increase in exercise can lead to reduced depression and anxiety.
Studies have shown that decreasing physical pain in the body leads to stronger brain function. Anatomically speaking, the longer the brain is suffering from pain, the more gray matter is eroded, which specifically leads to an increase in depression and anxiety.
Chiropractic care is a pharmacological-free approach to pain management and relief, providing the body with what it needs to better regulate mood and the psyche. Dr. Mason Greenslade at MG Chiropractic incorporates various types of therapy to help rid patients of depression and anxiety. Physical manipulation, stimulating the tissue, and increasing nutrition and exercise are parts of an individual program that Dr. Greenslade creates to decrease stress and sadness while increasing healthiness and happiness to place patients in balance on the road to a positive and qualitative life.
Are you ready to feel better and let go of your depression and anxiety? Call MG Chiropractic, part of Natural Rhythms Integrative Medicine, at (206) 257-4022 or schedule an appointment online.