Chiropractic Care and Depression
By Dr. Tricia Shaar, DC, DACNB
experience depression to some degree in their lives, and approximately
30% are diagnosed with clinical depression at one time or another.
Emotions, such as fear, anxiety, anger and loneliness, have been shown
to affect the immune system, reducing natural killer cell activity and
antibody production. Depending on the severity and the longevity of the
case, your body tension, chemistry and immune system will be affected.
Chiropractic can help with the physical heaviness, tightness, headaches,
body aches, pain, numbness, tingling that comes with a tense body, weak
immune system, chronic body holding pattern, and over all fatigue, that
often defines depression.
sees the body as a naturally healthy system. Along with its mechanical
structure of bones, joints, and muscles, the body has a power source,
lubrications, and wiring. The key to the system is the brain by way of
the spine, which links it to the rest of the body through nerves and
controls everything. Any distortion to the spine affects other parts or
systems of the body including end organs. Some of these end organs are
the parts of the body that we feel when we are sore, tight, and in pain.
It also affects parts of the body we can’t feel, our lymphatic, immune,
and circulatory systems that help our body stay healthy. By taking the
tension off the spine and surrounding areas of the spine, communication
is improved between the brain and the body. The body will adapt better
to the activities of daily living and will feel and move better, which
most agree, is an essential component to lifting depression.
you have questions or concerns not addressed above please be sure to
give us a call at 303.762.8994. We would love to hear from you.
note that we do not offer chiropractic care at Smithson Clinic, but
highly recommend Dr. Shaar for these services when needed.
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