Managing Anxiety with Chiropractic Care
Anxiety affects approximately 40 million adults in the United States every year. People who suffer from anxiety experience feelings of fear, constant worrying, difficulty concentrating, tense muscles, physical weakness, upset stomach, inability to relax, and much more. Anxiety often goes unnoticed by doctors since it is a psychological disorder and doesn’t show up on routine tests during check-ups, so it often goes untreated. If it is discussed with a doctor, the most common treatment for anxiety is medications.
However, medications can cause side effects such as dry mouth, nausea, blurred vision, weight gain, fatigue, and insomnia, among other health concerns. Many people avoid medications due to the list of side effects. Regular chiropractic care with Dr. Dionne Anderson is a natural way of managing anxiety without the harmful side effects of medications.
How Chiropractic Helps with Anxiety
Our physical and emotional health are very closely connected. When we are emotionally exhausted or have been going through a stressful time, it can cause us to be sick physically. Likewise, when we are experiencing pain or discomfort, it can take a toll on our emotional health. Since Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic focuses on the body as a whole, she can help get to the root cause of what’s contributing to your anxiety and help you on your way to better mental and physical health. Chiropractic care is a great alternative to medication since it comes with no negative side effects and is still quite effective.
The central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, plays a big role in controlling and regulating hormones in the body. Any imbalance in our hormones can affect our moods, weight, and sleep patterns. Stress, depression, and anxiety are other issues that may arise when hormones are out of balance. Since the spine protects the spinal cord, an integral part of the nervous system, anytime the spine is out of alignment, it can lead to health issues like hormone imbalance and anxiety. Seeing Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson for regular adjustments can help the body stay balanced by improving hormone levels, in turn reducing the feelings of stress and anxiety.
Chiropractic Care Has Helped Others with Anxiety
Not only is chiropractic care safe and natural, but it also works! Studies have shown chiropractic care to be an effective way to manage anxiety. One particular study observed a 52-year-old woman who was having panic attacks regularly. Her symptoms were so severe that she was taking anxiety medication and tranquilizers. Through a careful examination, her chiropractor found several misalignments in her spine. She then started chiropractic care and saw such a decrease in the panic attacks that she was able to take half of the amount of medication. After two short months of chiropractic care, her panic attacks were completely gone.
When you choose regular chiropractic care, you not only receive the benefits of an aligned spine, which leads to less pain in your body, but you will also benefit from improved mental health and overall wellbeing.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from anxiety, depression, or panic attacks, contact Dr. Dionne Anderson today! Hand and Heart Chiropractic is located in Snellville, GA, and is conveniently located in order to serve those living nearby in Loganville, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, Conyers, and Stone Mountain.
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