Have you ever awakened in the morning after a full night of sleep and found yourself sluggish, tired and dreading the new day? Are you listless and disinterested in hobbies or activities that you normally find enjoyable? If so, you might one of the millions of people who are suffering from depression.
Seeking treatment for depression can be difficult. Not only must you talk to your doctor and bring up a topic most of us prefer to avoid, but you must also decide if you wish to take a drug to deal with your symptoms, Because unfortunately, the traditional way of dealing with depression is by using drugs and sometimes therapy sessions.
In many cases this is only a short term patch rather than a full blown cure.
Interestingly, many studies over the years have drawn a direct correlation between lack of physical human contact and depression. Basically, this means who don’t get enough physical contact with other people have a higher likelihood of being depressed.
We’re talking about simple human touch such as holding hands, getting hugs, and even a kind pat on the back. Sadly many people go for years without even these comforting forms of human touch and this can be a major factor in depression like symptoms.
This is one reason chiropractic treatment can be so powerful when it comes to treating depression. Chiropractors have long been as ‘doctors with a healing touch’. Chiropractic is known as ‘physical medicine’ because most chiropractors use their hands to gently adjust the spine and joints into their proper position.
It’s truly a ‘hands on’ approach to healing. Those patients who suffer from a lack of human touch will benefit both from our Garland chiropractic treatment and the positive physical contact.
There is also a correlation between misalignment of the bones in the neck and depression. When the cervical vertebrae of the neck are misaligned they can put tremendous pressure on the fragile nerves that exit the spine in this area. This can cause both physical and mental imbalances, including depression. Because of this, a thorough chiropractic exam is an excellent idea for anyone suffering from depression.
We also offer massage therapy in our Garland chiropractic clinic, which is also an excellent treatment for depression. In combination, Chiropractic and massage can be very effective in helping to return a depressed person to a happier state of mind – without harmful drug therapy.
Apart from the mental causes of depression and lack of human touch there are some people that actually suffer depression due to chemical imbalances in their bodies and in their brain. This can be caused by something as simple (and preventable) as a lack of certain minerals or vitamins.
By using Nutrition Response Testing, I can help determine if you or a loved one would benefit from taking whole food supplements.
Frankly, the exact cause of depression is not well known. Most scientists believe that it is caused by a number of factors. The majority of these factors can readily be addressed by a Doctor of Chiropractic. The best part about treating depression with physical medicine is that the use of heavy, side-effect producing drugs is not needed.
At our Garland Chiropractic Clinic we offer many safe, natural options for treating depression.
If you or a family member is depressed and looking for a solution, why not try Chiropractic? It’s safe, effective and doesn’t rely on drugs as a cure. There is a good possibility that a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and natural supplements will help immensely.
For more information about our Garland Chiropractic office and our treatments for depression, please contact our staff at (972) 840-2520.