By Chelsi Meil & Brian Bartholomew D.C.
Everyone wants to be healthy, but sometimes things get in the way and you need a little help to get by.
When someone is diagnosed with depression and anxiety normally their first thought is to get medicated, which is one route to take.
Another route is chiropractic care.
The use of benzodiazepines, like Xanax and Valium, are classes of medication with sedative properties are prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and other conditions. The dark reality is that with these types of prescriptions are over 30% of the prescription drug overdose death causes. The medicine thickens the inner and middle layers of the arteries, particularly affecting the carotid arteries, which feed the blood to your brain. For men, the risk of heart disease rises once you start taking antidepressants
A recent study with 15 participants, all that had a history of depression, was diagnosed with an upper cervical misalignment. All patients were provided with a questionnaire prior and then two weeks into chiropractic care. 73% of participants scored a marked improvement with their questionnaire, with only 13% showing only slight improvement.
In conclusion, if your first, second or third vertebrae become misaligned they put pressure on the normal production of brain chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine. As a result, serotonin levels can lower, causing a shift in your mood and actions. Getting regular alignments at your chiropractor may help!
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About the author:
Dr. Brian Bartholomew owns and operates Ithaca Family Chiropractic in Ithaca, Ny. His expertise is in pediatric care and structural corrective chiropractic care for all ages.
Dr. Bartholomew is available for outside speaking for businesses, churches, groups, athletic teams, rotaries, health food stores and anyone who wants to take charge of their health naturally!