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Mental Health and Chiropractic

Most often people associate chiropractic care with aches and pains of daily life or a chronic nagging pain that they need relief from. Chiropractic care is so much more than that. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to show you how chiropractic plays a large role in keeping our mind sharp and as healthy as possible. 

Decreases Mind-Clouding Pain

One reason that chiropractic care can help mental health is by decreasing any physical pain that may be clouding the mind. As anyone with chronic pain can attest to, this discomfort can have a serious impact on mood and mental health. As the spine becomes aligned and pain decreases, anxiety and depression sprouting from pain are proven to lessen throughout treatment.

Decreases Chronic Pain, a Common Cause of Depression

When chronic pain is a part of your daily life, not only is it hard to focus but suddenly you are no longer feeling well enough to be social and take part in activities you once loved. Studies have proven that depression occurs at a rate of three to four times higher in those with chronic pain when compared to their healthier peers. The cycle of chronic pain and depression can continue on and on unless it is broken. Regular chiropractic adjustments have proven to decrease pain, depression and anxiety and allow for a healthier (mentally and physically) existence.

Changes Misalignments Which Impact the Nervous System

Our moods are regulated by our body’s chemistry. This chemistry in your organs as well as your brain is all regulated by the nervous system. Misalignment of the spine (specifically the first, second or third vertebrae) can cause pressure in the area of the brain steam which can cause interference neurologically and chemically.  Often people turn to medications that are used to alter their brain chemistry but those looking for a non-medication therapy often find that re-aligning these vertebrae can do wonders for their mental state.

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Stress Management Workshop

Come to our stress management workshop and find out ways stress effects your health and learn ways to de-stress your busy life! This workshop is July 12th from 5:30-6:00pm! Bring a friend and learn how to bring balance to your life.yoga-stress-childs-pose-870-580x366

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Headaches & Chiropractic Care

headache-1lIf you have a headache, you’re not alone. 9 out of 10 American’s suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause delibitating pain and nausea.
What do you do when you have a headache? Grit your teeth, grin and bear it, lie down, pop a pill and hope it goes away?

 

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC found that spinal adjustments resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that orignate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

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