Chiropractic Care for Managing Anxiety
Do you constantly feel worried, fearful, or confused? Do you struggle to stay motivated, often feel tired, and sometimes feel physically sick when you think about something negative? If these are common feelings, you may be experiencing anxiety. Anxiety can also cause an upset stomach, muscle tension, an inability to relax, or even poor concentration. While this may sound scary, it is actually a common problem across the nation that many people suffer from. There are many stigmas associated with feelings of anxiety or depression, but it is being discussed more and more openly as many people are finding that they are not alone in their anxious feelings. What you may not be aware of is that a Duluth chiropractor can help decrease bouts of anxiety so you can feel more like yourself again.
Medication Is Not a Long-Term Solution
In our society today, the first response to any problem is to turn to medication. But is this really best for you? Medications come with a slew of side effects, many of which can be very harmful. Strangely enough, many of the side effects for anxiety medication include feelings of intense hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, and physical pain. Additionally, medication is only temporary fix. It may help curb your anxiety symptoms for a while, but it can often make you feel unlike yourself and almost numb at times. In addition, once stopping medications, anxiety will usually return, sometimes even worse than before. For a natural, safe, and effective solution to anxiety that will last, consider chiropractic care.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic focuses on central nervous system health. The central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is responsible for how our body acts and responds to certain situations. This mind-body connection can affect how we feel. For example, stressful situations or emotional exhaustion can cause us to feel physically ill. There is an intense connection between how the mind and body relate to one another, so the better you feel physically, the better you’ll likely feel mentally and emotionally. Misalignments of the spine can also cause hormonal imbalances that can physically affect our bodies. Many people experience loss of sleep, weight gain, or even a change in moods due to hormonal imbalances. They can also contribute to stress and anxiety. To correct spinal misalignments, Duluth chiropractor Dr. Widjaja performs gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments. This restores proper hormonal balance and improves overall health to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
Does Chiropractic Really Help?
Skeptics may have their doubts about chiropractic care for reducing anxiety and stress, but the proof is in the pudding. Countless case studies have been conducted to explore the benefits of chiropractic care for those experiencing feelings of anxiety. One study focused on 21 people with high blood pressure that was contributing to stress and anxiety. After regular chiropractic care, their blood pressure significantly decreased, as did their stress levels and anxiety. Another case study looked at a 52-year-old woman who experienced frequent panic attacks and was on medications and tranquilizers. Her chiropractor discovered several spinal misalignments upon her initial examination. After two months of chiropractic care, she was completely free of panic attacks and was able to cut her medication dosage in half.
If you or someone you love suffers from anxiety, know that you are not alone. Then come find out firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care for reducing anxiety. Contact Phoenix Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation. Dr Widjaja serves practice members in Duluth, Peachtree Corners, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Johns Creek, Norcross, and Lilburn.
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