Break The Cycle of Back Pain and Depression With Chiropractic Care

Chronic pain, whether it is due to a physical or a mental health condition, can be truly debilitating and exhausting to just attempt to deal with, let alone live with day in and day out. The unfortunate truth about chronic pain is that physical and mental illnesses tend to go hand in hand, so that a person often ends up experiencing both physical pain as well as a chronic mental health issue at the same time.

It is a known fact in the medical as well as the scientific world, that depression and back pain tend to go accompany each other quite often in many people each and every year. Sometimes it is relatively easy to see how a person’s back pain led to their depression, or how their depression eventually caused aches and pains in the back and spinal area of the body.

However, there are plenty of times when it is a little more difficult to figure out which condition came first, or which health issue led to the other. Regardless of the initial cause, it is very important to treat both conditions, as well as their many and potentially varying symptoms, sooner rather than later, as pointed out in an informative article by Web MD that I recently came across. Quick, safe, and effective treatment for back pain and depression can be most easily found through regular chiropractic care, as well as other natural treatment options. 

One of the reasons why depression and chronic back pain tend to be brought on in the same patient is due to the fact that these conditions essentially feed each other in a type of unhealthy cycle. For example, a person who is depressed will often spend a lot of time, generally the majority of the day, not moving around much. In fact, a patient with depression may spend almost the entire day in bed. This inactivity can cause stiffness in the muscles and joints of the back, and it can also contribute to inflammation that exacerbates back pain and discomfort.

Due to this physical pain, the patient will be less likely to want to move, and they will often end up taking more time off work or spending less time with friends and participating in their favorite hobbies and activities. As you can imagine, this only further intensifies the negative feelings that come about with depression.

Fortunately, chiropractic care can help. Not only can receiving regular chiropractic adjustments help to improve and alleviate back pain, but it also has the ability to reduce feelings of depression in many patients with chronic back pain. A chiropractic manipulation can eliminate inflammation in the joints which causes pain, and it can also lower levels of stress hormones in the body which contribute to low moods. Try out chiropractic today for pain relief on your terms.

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