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Should I See a Chiropractor For Anxiety Treatment?

Over the last few years, the pandemic has shone quite a spotlight on mental health and amplified the conversation around different types of treatment. If you’re one of the more than 40 million Americans experiencing anxiety, chiropractic treatment may be a great arrow to add to your quiver. Because chiropractors focus on health holistically, methods of treatment include natural and safe techniques that ensure wellness circulates through both body and mind. Impact Medical Group of Clearwater explores what you can expect from the amazing benefits of chiropractic care for anxiety.

Common anxiety, and sometimes depression, symptoms include sleeplessness, muscle tension and/or stiffness, headaches, and restlessness. Chiropractic care works to alleviate the above physical symptoms which can cause a ripple effect on your mental state. When you receive a proper chiropractic adjustment, not only is your spine impacted but all systems in your body feel a release of hormones. Three hormones, in particular, can positively affect your mental health. Cortisol blocks out any pain caused by inflammation. Oxytocin can improve communication and increase social bonding. Lastly, Neurotensin helps neutralize pain that is brought on by stress. When this hormonal trifecta is triggered, you may begin to feel better.

Sleeplessness is another anxiety symptom that can benefit from chiropractic adjustment. By aligning the spine and addressing pain that might make sleeping difficult, patients can achieve a deeper sleep after adjustments. A good night’s sleep can help improve concentration, focus, and mood.

Anxiety-driven tension often causes muscle tension or tightness. Sometimes, it can manifest in headaches or migraines. Chiropractors are well versed in adjustments that alleviate headache pain. Because the spine holds up the neck and head, relief is often achieved through proper spinal adjustments.

Are you interested in learning more about chiropractic care for your anxiety? Our team at Impact Medical Group Clearwater is a progressive, multi-disciplinary medical practice dedicated to improving the overall health, happiness and well-being of our community. Give us a call at (727) 292-0200 to make an appointment today!