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Can Chiropractic Care Help With Anxiety?

By Janin Hendry

We've all been there. One presentation too many, the new relatives are coming over, your dog and your kids trashed the house, the reasons stack up. Anxiety is a common and treatable condition that everyone experiences throughout their life.

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is emotional turmoil. It is an unconscious, unasked-for state that fills you with dread or the anticipant of calamity. The state is extremely unpleasant and can be debilitating in certain instances.

Anxiety comes with unpleasant feelings of worry, but also possible muscle tension and restlessness. The anxiety symptoms can go on for hours or even days. It is extremely stressful on the human body and can even result in panic attacks if severe enough.

Do You Have Anxiety?

Anxiety can be stand-alone attacks during the stressful times of your life. It also connects to depression. The symptoms of both start in similar ways and cause your mind and body damage. Working with a chiropractor is a place to start, and they can recommend other treatments as needed.

Common signs of anxiety are similar to depression including:

  • Crying
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Neck pain
  • Hyperventilation
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Back pain

Visiting a chiropractor can get you started with treating the physical signs of anxiety. Treating the pain that occurs when anxiety grips you is a step toward better physical and mental health. Anxiety is a combination of physical and mental triggers.

How Can Chiropractic Care Elevate Anxiety?

Chronic stress and anxiety can have life-altering consequences, from damaged personal relationships to heart attacks. Managing your stress and anxiety takes time and effort. A chiropractor can be a lifeline for tending to the needs of your body.

Having regular chiropractic sessions with a professional can help you manage the stress and find ways to relax over tense and strained muscles. They can also help by adjusting your central nervous system to better regulate your moods and overall wellness.

Visiting a chiropractor can help treat a variety of health problems associated with stress or other physical complaints. They work with spinal manipulation to elevate headaches and reduce swelling around your joints.

Even subtle shifts with your body can help start to heal and reduce stress and anxiety. It can also help you to get better sleep, which will reduce your level of stress.

Final Thoughts

Anxiety is a treatable condition. You do not have to suffer through another episode that leaves you feeling sick and with your body in knots. There are ways to treat it and keep it at bay. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gahanna, Ohio.  

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