Depression is a prevalent mental disorder. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over 300 million people suffering from depression globally.
A long-lasting depression with severe intensity may also develop into a serious health condition. Depression, at its worst, leads to disability and even suicide.
Depression is a mental disorder that stems from a consistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities and causes a significant hindrance in daily life.
More than a feeling of sadness or low mood, depression is a psychological state. Depression is caused due to biological, social and psychological pressure or a combination of all which causes behavioral and physical symptoms.
Most of us are aware of the emotional symptoms of depression. However, there are also physical problems attached to mental disease, which includes chronic pain.
Unlike acute pain, chronic pain does not go away. It stays for weeks and lasts longer than 6 months. When your pain exceeds three months and does not get treated even after proper relaxation, then it is categorized as chronic pain.
The interconnection between depression and pain
Surprisingly, pain and depression are both interrelated. A common symptom of depression could be pain and chronic pain can cause depression. The reason is stress impacts both pain as well as depression. When you are stressed, your brain signals take you into a fight-or-flight mode to fight whatever is causing physical or mental pain. When the pain goes away, the stress signals also are turned off and the body comes back to a relaxed state. Which is not the condition in chronic pain and depression. The fight-or-flight mode never shuts off in the latter situation.
Further, chronic pain could be the first physical sign of depression. Many patients of depression experience unexplained back pain or headaches.
Besides, muscle aches, joint pain, chest pain are also common. If a person is already suffering from heart, stomach or lung problems, it can further worsen due to depression.
Depression is a disease that is characterized by the nerve cells or networks that connects to the brain. Some of these networks process emotional information and also process information for sensing physical pain.
Pain and it effects not only affect your mood but also impacts on daily life. It can wear you completely, diminish vitality, cause stress or sleeping disabilities. Depression can happen due to the pain of any health disease or even due to the pain of an injury.
Coping with chronic pain caused due to depression
So, here’s the good news, chronic pain caused due to depression and mood disorders can be treated through a combination of treatments which include talk therapy, anti-depressants, peer support and so on.
One such treatment is chiropractic care – The treatment is non-invasive and different from traditional methods of treatments. Chiropractic treatments focus on the body’s alignment, especially the spine, in order to relieve pain and help the body to heal itself.
Here is the process –
To initiate your treatment, a chiropractor will first assess your condition based on asking you a few questions and conducting a proper diagnosis. Then, he/she will prepare a treatment plan for you which may include therapeutic exercises besides therapies and spinal manipulations.
Chiropractic procedure is carried by trained specialists through hands or with the help of a small instrument. The technique is also referred to as spinal manipulation to improve spinal function and the body’s physical health.
1. Chiropractic treatment is a powerful way to get rid of the pain –
There would be instances where you have thought of taking a break from school or work to relax and recover from chronic pain increasing throughout the month. In spite of relaxing, if the chronic pain increases, chiropractic treatment could come of great help. Chiropractic treatments are effective in reducing sharp lower back pains. Chiropractic treatments help to treat pain better than other medications. In the process of treating chronic pain, it also covers other health issues such as headaches, neck pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder and so on.
2. No medication is involved in chiropractic treatment –
Medicines can result in both positive and negative effects on the body. Medicines and drugs can fix a health issue and give you temporary relief. But medication also involves other concerns such as suffering from the side effects. Patients struggling from depression are already under some medications such as anti-depressants.
3. Chiropractic care is a drug-free approach to get relief from aches and pains –
Doctors can combine chiropractic with other treatments to accelerate results. Whereas chiropractic doctors also approach it as a holistic treatment to treat severe pain. Chiropractic treatment help patients to relieve pain and achieve a healthy body without any risk or side effects.
4. Chiropractic treatment complements other relief and treatment procedures –
Treating chronic pain is a challenging situation. It becomes tough to go through a variety of treatments and procedures to find relief. Relying only on oral medications is further time consuming. Chiropractic treatments, being non-invasive in nature, complements almost every kind of treatments. But before you choose for a treatment, it is important to once get a consultation from an expert or medical healthcare practitioners.
5. An overall effective treatment –
A common misconception for chiropractic treatments prevails that the procedures are restricted to back and the spine. Although many procedures under chiropractic target the neck and the back, there are many more health benefits. In fact, chiropractic treatments can be implemented to any kind of pain in the knee, hip, back, shoulder or any other soft tissue in the body.
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is a technique under chiropractic treatment that is focused on aligning the atlas bone. It is a highly-specialized approach of chiropractic that is focused on restoring the body’s alignment through upper cervical corrections. Atlas is the first bone in the spine has a prime significance. Referred as master bone, it influences the other 12 vertebrae of the spine. Hence, once it is stabilized, it impacts on the entire functioning of the spine. As a result of which, the nervous system also works properly and communicates instructions to the body in a better way. The aim of the procedure is to systematically move the atlas vertebra into a better position relative to the spine and the skull.
At Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville, we also implement Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic treatment which has a variety of benefits. With the help of percussion and sound waves, we focus on the alignment of the critical bone which results in numerous other benefits.
At the first step, Atlas Orthogonist at our clinic diagnoses the misalignment through all the dimensions with the help of X-ray and other computerized methods to understand the exact misalignment and then carry out the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment.
After a proper evaluation, the doctors will shift to proper alignment and full-fledged treatment.
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Treatment at Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville helps solve various issues of patients related to asthma, arthritis, allergies, etc. If you are willing to treat your disease in a natural way, contact us today!