The mind-body connection. It is real. And in few other conditions is it more real than in spine-related pain conditions. The spine is the support for the body. When it hurts, the body knows it. Young Chiropractic knows it, also. Easley back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain patients know it, too. The chiropractic treatment plan at our office for spine-related pain effectively reduces both body and mind pain to allow our patients to find an enjoyable quality of life. Back pain’s depression often is relieved with our Cox® Technic System of decompression.
MIND AND BODY: DEPRESSION IN BACK PAIN PATIENTS
Top causes of disability globally include musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders like anxiety and depression. An analysis of patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis exemplified how anxiety and depression change a person’s well-being. Emotional distress and disability that patients experience negatively affects their overall well-being. (1) A new review of medical studies connects these two issues, too. Anxiety and cervical/lumbar disc herniation, mood/anxiety and lower bone mineral density in men, chronic low back pain and depression, life satisfaction improvement and bone loss prevention in postmenopausal women, quality of life decline and multiple osteoporotic fractures. Adults over 45 years of age with musculoskeletal diseases mentally struggle with the impact these matters have on their lifestyle. (2) That’s where chiropractic care comes into play. Young Chiropractic offers evidence-based chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce pain and give control of it in the hands of our Easley patients. There is hope. There is life during and after treatment. Young Chiropractic is prepared for our Easley back pain patients every step of the way. Using anti-depressants – anti-cholinergic drugs - may not be the answer depressed back pain patients want. They are shown to increase the risk of dementia with long-term use. These drugs block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system. (3) We all need clear minds to deal with life with and without back pain.
THE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY OF BACK PAIN
Depression and anxiety are states of mind most everyone contends with at some point in life. For chronic low back pain patients, depression and anxiety often go together with their pain experience. Understandably, higher levels of depression often come from more pain and a lower sense of personal control of pain and overall health. More anxiety often extends from deeper beliefs about negative consequences of illness, negative emotional views of the illness, and depression. These findings support the need for more honest advising of chronic back pain patients. (4) You can trust Young Chiropractic to be honest!
HELP FOR DEPRESSION: Easley CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Help for back pain depression is built into the chiropractic treatment plan, especially exercise. Exercise is valuable for the body. That is an accepted fact. Is exercise good for the mind? For those of us dealing with chronic low back pain – Easley chiropractic patients and your Easley chiropractor – the more exact wonder is whether exercise is good for chronic low back pain patients’ minds. A recent study reports that symptoms of depression were decreased in such adults who used exercise (low dose) and manual therapy and/or general strengthening and moderate exercise. (5) Neither came out superior. Both showed promise in lessening depression. That’s good news. Young Chiropractic makes sure that Easley chiropractic patients get this and provides safe, gentle, effective, pain-relieving treatment.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Casey Johnston on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents a patient who has experienced more than one episode of back pain and keeps going with conservative, non-operative chiropractic care using gentle Cox® Technic to control his spine-related pain and not let it control him.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic today. Our Cox® Technic decompression spinal manipulation will help ease your back pain related depression. Plus, your mind and body will be thankful that you did. Really!