Depression Treatment

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Benefits

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting millions of Americans. It is a serious mental illness in which you constantly feel sad, anxious, stressed, restless, and hopeless. It is a much critical emotion than feeling blue which can even make the person commit suicide. Regardless of age, depression can affect any person at any point in life. If you are also living with depression and nothing seems to ease your symptoms, then we can help!

Upper cervical chiropractic is a new treatment for depression that uses a specialized approach to find and correct body imbalances that may be contributing to your condition.

Learn About Depression

There are times when you feel low, hopeless, and worthless. Everyone has bad days and it is quite normal to feel sad or anxious for a short period when something tragic happens in your life, like the death of a loved one, separation, job loss, or a serious medical diagnosis. But when this sadness persists for more than a few weeks and becomes so severe that it starts interrupting your day-to-day activities, it’s time to reach out for help.

Depression is more than feeling sad; it feels like an emptiness deep inside your chest that doesn’t seem to go away. Changes in sleep, appetite, focus, energy, daily behavior are some of the common symptoms of depression. The consequences are loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, inability to perform at work, low self-esteem, and broken relationships. In its worst phase, depression may even lead to suicidal thoughts. Many people try to fill this emptiness with things like alcohol and drugs, which leads to substance abuse and exacerbates the problem even further.

Physical Symptoms

  • Feeling extremely tired or restless
  • Significant weight loss or gain
  • Back pain or aching muscles
  • Reduced vision or eye problems
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Digestive problems or irregular bowel schedules
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating too much or too little

Behavioral Symptoms 

  • Feeling depressed the entire day
  • Anxiety and mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Loss of interest in regular activities
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Loss of concentration and thinking ability
  • Having difficulty making decisions
  • Social isolation

People with depression often resort to antidepressants to ease their symptoms. Although beneficial to some extent, these medications also have potential side effects like any other conventional drug. Moreover, they are expensive and often combined with behavioral therapies like talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Fortunately, there are alternative treatments of depression that are not only effective but have also proven to be safe in clinical trials.

Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Treat Depression?

The answer is yes! Many studies now support the effectiveness of chiropractic care in helping patients with mental health disorders, like depression. Upper cervical chiropractic is a non-invasive, specialized treatment approach that helps relieve symptoms of depression by manipulating your upper cervical spine and relaxing your nervous system.  

Your central nervous system is responsible for controlling all your bodily functions. When your upper cervical spine or the two tiny bones in the upper neck (Atlas and Axis) are out of place or misaligned, this can put undue pressure on your nervous system and your brain fails to communicate effectively with your body. This misalignment of one or both bones is referred to as a subluxation. Indeed, subluxation can result in serious health issues, including depression. Moreover, spine misalignment interferes with other critical body functions, such as hormone and chemical productions. This hormonal imbalance can lead to too much stress, anxiety, and depression. Conventional drug-based treatment may provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. As a result, you may experience frequent episodes of depression despite long-term antidepressant treatment.

Upper cervical chiropractic care is effective because it deals directly with your nervous system. It doesn’t treat a disease or a symptom, rather it aims to promote mind-body communication to give your body the best chance to restore its vital functions and recover from whatever disease or symptom it is suffering from. 

Upper cervical chiropractic care is one of the most effective and safest alternative treatments of depression when performed by a trained and licensed upper cervical chiropractor.

How Does Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia Treat Depression?

Like any presenting condition, we take an individualized approach to your health care and treatment. First of all, we will thoroughly examine your upper cervical spine or upper neck region using X-ray imaging to determine imbalances or misalignment that may be causing your symptoms. You will then be asked to relax on an adjustment table in a specific position. We then gently and safely correct spinal misalignments using manipulation and adjustment techniques to remove all interference or distortions that may be preventing your body to effectively communicate with your brain. This allows your body to once again generate health, which may help you effectively manage your depression. X-rays will be taken again to determine the subsequent treatment plan based on your spine health after manipulation.

After every session, we will set up a follow-up appointment for you based on how often you may need further adjustments to see an improvement in your depression symptoms.

What Types of Depression can Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia help with?

People experience depression in different ways and the severity is also different. Based on severity, the two most common types of depression are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD). 

1) Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Also known as Major Depression or Clinical Depression, this condition is regarded as the most severe form of this mental health condition. You might be suffering from this type if you are experiencing a constant state of sadness and grief for more than two weeks. MDD has serious and overwhelming symptoms that affect your health and interfere with your day-to-day activities such as eating, sleeping, working, and socializing.

2) Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD): Also known as Dysthymia, this is a mild but chronic condition that lasts longer than MDD. The condition can persist for at least 2 years but the symptoms are less severe than major depression. 

Contact Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia for Support

Your treatment options are not limited to therapies and drugs. Upper cervical chiropractic is a new treatment for depression that can help you manage your mental health disorders without any potential side effects. It is an effective, safe, and clinically proven treatment that can be a great addition to your existing health plan.

So, if you are struggling with depression or know someone who has depression, contact the friendly staff at our treatment facility for a confidential evaluation. At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia, you’ll get a tailored treatment plan for your depression as well as constant support on your path to recovery. You no longer have to suffer alone; we can help you take control of your health and well-being so you can lead a happy, blissful life again. 

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