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Chronic Pain & Chiropractic Care

If you suffer from depression, you know that it can be a debilitating disease that may affect your daily life.

There are different types of depression that may have been a result of a tragic accident, anxiety or stress related. While there are a variety of options available to your for treating depression, choosing the right option for you will opt you to have the best result. Read more about depression and using the alternative treatment of chiropractic care to help with symptom relief.  

What is the cause of your depression?

This may seem like a silly question, as some people are unaware of the root cause of their depression. But there are some people who have been able to pinpoint when and where their depression occurred or what triggered it.

Depending on the type of depression that you are suffering from, will give you and your doctor a good insight on what type of treatment would be most beneficial to you.

Depression and Chronic Pain

While there are a variety of reasons why people suffer from depression, research has found that both depression and chronic pain have been directly related with each other. Chronic pain has been defined as any type of pain or uncomfortable symptom that has lasted longer than a few weeks. This type of pain may have been caused by an underlying medical condition, or it may have been caused by an accident.

Symptoms of Chronic Pain

If you believe that you suffer from chronic pain, it is important to know what the symptoms are and how they are related to those of depression. There are four main types of symptoms associated with chronic pain and they include:

  • Being overly sensitive to pain
  • Pain over 6 months after the initial injury
  • Pain from something that normally wouldn’t be painful
  • An increased rate of pain from something that would normally cause pain

Now that you are aware of the symptoms of chronic pain, it is important to know the symptoms of depression. Remember that clinically diagnosed depression lasts every day for at least two week. These symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Guilt
  • Loss or gain of weight
  • Hopelessness, or irritability

Chiropractic Care

For those that suffer from either chronic pain or depression, chiropractic care may help with relief from the underlying symptoms. It has been seen that nerves in the spinal cord may have an effect on both the pain and the emotional triggers that have been caused by both the pain and depression. Using various chiropractic adjustments may aid in boosting the nervous system and immune system in sending messages to the brain and aiding in the positive change in a person’s main and depression symptoms. 

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