Chiropractic work can have many mental health benefits!
A consultation with the chiropractor is generally triggered when the patient is experiencing some form of ache or pain. The causes of aches or muscle injury can be due to a variety of reasons, from exercise to poor posture. Or even something as simple as sitting at a desk all day.
Did you know that in some cases, chiropractic adjustments can be considered to help with mental health?
Anxiety and depression are often treated with medical prescriptions. However, holistic methods such as a regular chiropractic care, may work in alliance with traditional treatments for a potential radical improvement in the patient’s mental health.
Studies* have been conducted to test the correlation between chiropractic care and its impact on mental health. The results have shown positive changes in the patient’s mental wellbeing, including reduced stress levels.
*Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research on June 20, 2013
How can chiropractic care help improve your mental health?
- Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce pain that can distract the patient on a regular basis. Long term aches, pain or discomfort can alter the patient’s mood. This is due to the stress it can put on the brain, hindering cognitive functionality. In turn this can result in a low mood and inability to concentrate on everyday tasks.
- Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce chronic pain. Chronic pain has been linked to a higher susceptibility to depression. This may be attributed to the patient’s inability to take part in regular or social activities. This can leave them feeling isolated, negatively impacting their mood and outlook on life.
- Dysfunction of your spine can alter your mood. This can be due to its impact on your nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments in the right scenarios, can help to improve spinal function and posture.
Please note that if you are suffering from depression or anxiety it is important to speak with a qualified practitioner. Chiropractic management isn’t a cure for mental illness. However, in alliance with advised treatments, it can significantly help to improve a patient’s mental wellbeing.
Finally, if you would like to enquire with Langer Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Therapy in Perth, please call us on Ph: 08 9382 3466
Our team of chiropractors and occupational therapists have over 40 years of combined experience. We believe in treating all our clients with honesty, respect and professionalism.