Melt Away Stress, Anxiety, and Depression with Chiropractic Care
Sep 01, 2017 12:02PM
● By Dr. Devin Perdue
If you’re not in the mood, you can’t do that stuff right. – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Mood disorders are characterized by chemical or hormonal imbalances and describe abnormalities in emotional state. They affect approximately 21 million American adults. Major depression is the most common mood disorder, often preventing common daily activities and causing mental distress and physical complaints. Other mood disorders include bipolar disorder, anxiety, and substance induced imbalances, among others. Some research even suggests that autism and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share a genetic basis with several major psychiatric disorders. For individuals suffering with these disorders, pharmaceuticals have been the most widely used method of coping. More integrated approaches focus on exercise, nutrition, routines, stress reduction, spirituality, and sleep.
So where does chiropractic fit in? Chiropractic is defined as the science, art, and philosophy of bringing people to optimal health and function by removing nerve interference. When the nervous system is functioning at optimal levels, it can more efficiently balance body chemistry. Our bodies are designed to detect changes, adapt, and readjust the body to optimal settings. Chiropractic hospitals in Davenport, Iowa, have treated patients with various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and severe depression with a great deal of success. Later studies have shown that specific chiropractic has had success with conditions such as autism and ADD/ADHD. Recent research into the area of alternative treatments for mood disorders suggests that chiropractic has great promise in supporting the brain and the nervous system and it is hypothesized that depression may benefit from adjustment of the atlas, the topmost vertebrae.
In addition to removing nerve interference to improve mood, when nerve function is restored, we feel our physical best and can eliminate that “foggy” or “down” feeling. Energy is higher and sleep is enhanced.
Dr. Devin Perdue, D.C. is an upper cervical specialist at Eplett Chiropractic in Indialantic where patients receive upper cervical and full body care for wellness and injury. 429 fifth Ave, Indialantic, 321-733-4434, Facebook.com/EplettChiropractic.