Anxiety and Chiropractic Care

Both depression and anxiety are conditions that can be crippling when severe. Unfortunately, many people of all ages suffer from some form of depression or anxiety. Symptoms of depression or anxiety can occur as a result of environmental factors, such as a particularly stressful moment in a person’s life; however, they can also be the result of a depressive disorder or a panic disorder. People with panic disorders often experience panic attacks, which are attacks of anxiety and overwhelming fear. A panic attack can cause any number of physical symptoms, including breathing problems, weakness, dizziness, racing of the heart, nausea, and chills. Fortunately, there are ways that you can treat your anxiety. For example, chiropractic care has been shown to help curb panic attacks for many people.

How Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Anxiety

Many people don’t realize that their spine has a big impact on the anxiety that they feel. Spinal biomechanical dysfunction and spinal nerve irritation can both factor into the panic attacks that you may be experiencing. This is because both of these issues can increase physiological stress and can trigger feelings of anxiety. This means that if you’re already experiencing neurophysiological irritation and internal biomechanical stress, you may be more likely to experience a panic attack as a result of any additional emotional or environmental triggers.

This means that by getting chiropractic care, you may be able to remove or at least diminish some of the factors leading to your panic attacks or general anxiety. A chiropractic therapist will be able to diagnose any spinal biomechanical dysfunction or spinal nerve irritation that you are experiencing and to correct them, thereby reducing internal physiological stress and helping to restore function throughout your body. Chiropractic care can also help to reduce muscle tension, reduce pain, and improve the function of several of your body’s systems, including the immune system, the hormonal system, the gastrointestinal system, and the cardiorespiratory system. Essentially, chiropractic care can help to improve the overall health of your body — and when your body is feeling better, it can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and the frequency of your panic attacks.

It’s worth noting that chiropractic care isn’t the cure for anxiety. While it can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, its effectiveness will depend on how actively you engage in healthy lifestyle choices. For example, regularly exercising and maintaining a nutritious diet will go a long way towards allowing your body to function properly. A good diet will help remove toxins and build strong cells and tissues, while even just 30 minutes of exercise a day can help improve your energy, improve your sleep, reduce stress, and improve your attitude. All of this will contribute to reducing feelings of anxiety, reducing the severity and frequency of your panic attacks, and even reducing moments of depression.

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, you should consider getting chiropractic care. Contact us at Florida Spine in Vero Beach to schedule an appointment with us today.