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Treating Your Back Pain Could Also Improve Your Mood

It may surprise you to learn that depression is four times more likely to develop in patients who experience chronic back pain than in people who do not experience any sort of chronic pain, due to an illness or other condition. There are a few reasons why patients with chronic back pain also tend to experience depression as well as other mood disorders, according to an informative post by Spine Health

Even if you donot have any sort of chronic pain, you can imagine why that sort of condition would really start to take a toll on a person's mental health. After all, if you think back to a time when you had a very bad, persistent headache, were you in a good mood as a result? If anything, you were probably crabby and not very interested in being polite - you more than likely were solely focused on finding a way to ease the pain. Over time, pain can make that sense of crabbiness and anxiety grow stronger, especially if the pain becomes worse in severity or even turns into a chroniccondition.

The good news to be had with this news is that there are some very beneficial and completely natural treatment methods that can essentially work to kill two birds with one stone by relieving back pain, and reducing symptoms of anxiety or even depression. It is often recommended that patients first focus on improving and treating their physical pain in order to also receive the added benefit of experiencing a noticeable boost in mood. One of the safest and most effectiveall natural treatment methods for back pain (and by proxy, a blue mood) is chiropractic care.

Chiropractic adjustments work to correct any misalignments, which are known as subluxations, that may be occuring in the spinal column. These misalignments can be caused by an injury, an auto accident, strain from repetitive movements and actions, or even just natural wear and tear as the body naturally gets older. A licensed doctor of chiropractic at The Joint clinic nearest to your home will use manual manipulation techniques to gently coax the spinal column back into its proper alignment. When the spinal column is in its correct posture, inflammation surrounding the joints and soft tissues of the area will be significantly reduced, which will bring about much needed pain relief. Chiropractic has also been shown to reduce levels of stress in the body. In this way, chiropractic treats physical and mental health and well being.

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