Anxiety: Chiropractic Treatment Options

Anxiety can be a debilitating disorder that can be detrimental to everyday life. When it comes to anxiety, the first step is learning about the different types, the possible triggers and most importantly: how to treat it.

Types of Anxiety

If you have recently not felt like yourself, and think that maybe anxiety may be the reason behind this, it’s important to educate yourself on the different types of anxiety disorders. It is also important to know if anxiety runs in your family, as this may help you decipher which type you may be suffering from.

The different types of anxiety include:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Symptoms

The symptoms of anxiety may vary greatly depending on the type of anxiety and the individual person. The most common symptoms include:

  • Problems sleeping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Cold or sweaty hands
  • Uneasiness

Possible Triggers

The most important part of treatment comes from knowing what may cause or trigger the early onset of an anxiety attack. The first step in recognizing these is by keeping a journal of possible activities or events happening leading up to the anxiety or panic attack. This can be used when discussing treatment options with your doctor.

There are two main factors that affect this type of disorder: physical and psychological.  Some examples of some possible factors are:

  • Food allergies
  • Sugar
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or B vitamins

Chiropractic Care

There are a variety of treatment options available for those suffering from anxiety. These treatment options can include: medication, psychotherapy (counseling), and lifestyle changes which may include changing what you eat to help avoid anxiety attacks.  Another form of care that can be considered is chiropractic care.

What can chiropractic care offer someone who suffers from anxiety? There are a combination of treatments that are involved with chiropractic care, involving manipulation, and a change in diet.

Chiropractic manipulation may help with increasing brain activity and also help with the balance of the nervous system. It is also important for those that are seeking chiropractic care to be tested for any possible food allergies. Chiropractic care works best when there is a consistent outside care being made to the body, which includes a healthier lifestyle (excluding alcohol and caffeine) and seeking treatment with your current doctor. 

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