Aches and pains are a part of life. Our bodies endure a lot of stress over the years, and eventually, that stress can catch up to us. Living with discomfort or pain day in and day out can wreak havoc not only on your body, but also on your mind.
If you are suffering from the effects of poor physical and mental health, avoid turning to medications or other non-natural treatments. Whether you suffer from a mental illness or have just been feeling down lately, working with an Ideal Spine-trained chiropractor may be able to help give your mood a boost.
Studies have shown that chiropractic has interesting effects on mental health. Many patients going for regular chiropractic care noted an improvement in their mental health and a reduction in their feelings of anxiety and depression.
But why does this work? What relation does the spine have to the brain? There are actually a few explanations for this.
The mind and body are connected
There are many studies that have shown that the state of the body can have effects on the mind, and vice versa. In chiropractic, there is another idea relating the body and mind, which focuses on the spine. As the central hub for all nerves leading to the rest of the body, the spine may play a large role in how the rest of the body functions.
Spinal experts believe that vertebral subluxations, or misalignments in the spinal vertebrae, may affect your mental health. This is because the mind is connected to the body through the nervous system. If one or more nerves are pinched or compressed, connections in the body may be disrupted, potentially causing imbalances within the body and brain.
Through chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor will push on the vertebrae to put them back into alignment. This may create total-body balance and improve the connections between the mind and body, even resulting in an improvement of mental health.
Daily pain can become a nuisance
Living with even minor aches and pains can prevent you from feeling well day-to-day. When discomfort or pain is present for too long, it can begin to crowd your mind. Mental and physical health are closely related in this way – when the body feels good, the brain usually feels better, too.
Chiropractic adjustments may help alleviate seemingly minor problems like muscle tension and slight back pain. With these problems resolved, you may be surprised to see how much happier you feel as a result!
Chiropractic may soothe chronic pain
While chiropractic adjustment has long been considered an effective form of treatment for patients with chronic pain, the mental benefits of chiropractic for these patients is often overlooked. People with chronic pain also often suffer from disorders like anxiety and depression because of their constant feelings of pain and isolation.
Getting help and pain relief through chiropractic does more than help these patients’ physical bodies – it can also help relieve some of the mental stress associated with chronic pain. Patients may feel better both physically and mentally after a chiropractic adjustment because of the pain relief it may provide.
Whether you suffer from chronic pain, minor pains, or perhaps no pain at all, your mental health may be affected. If you’re feeling down, look for an Ideal Spine-trained chiropractor near you. Our spinal experts utilize Chiropractic BioPhysics, a treatment methodology that links the spine and its many elements to total-body wellness.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.