More and more people than ever before are suffering from this disorder given what is happening in our world today. Anxiety disorders are the “most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older or 18.1% of the population every year”.“7.1% of children aged 3-17 years have diagnosed anxiety”. Symptoms can range from mild to debilitating and rob the person who suffers from it of quality of life. On average, only 36% of people who suffer from this condition seek treatment for it.
What if we told you that chiropractic could help? Research has shown chiropractic to be effective in helping reduce and even alleviate in some cases, symptoms of anxiety. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, “examined the effects of chiropractic adjustments of the thoracic spine on blood pressure and state anxiety in 21 patients with elevated blood pressure”. The study found that blood pressure and state anxiety significantly decreased in those participants who were actively treated (adjusted) vs. the ones who had a placebo treatment. Too much stress on the nervous system, left untreated, can also manifest into mental health conditions like anxiety.
Chiropractic reduces this stress and allows the nervous system to function as it should and do what it is supposed to do, keep you healthy and well. Medication will only cover up symptoms rather than get to the root cause of anxiety.
Take charge of your health naturally….get adjusted.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30 Nov 1988, 11(6):484-488