The world has been turned upside down in a matter of months due to COVID-19. Between that, a natural disaster seeming to occur every other day, and the upcoming election, the conversations we have with each other seem to stick to those subjects for almost every single conversation. Unfortunately, a conversation that has been overlooked is how hard many individual’s mental health has taken a hit during these trying times. No longer are we able to hug and kiss our loved ones as freely as we did before, or go out and enjoy a relaxing time out on the town. Many people are truly suffering from being isolated in their own homes away from their loved ones and away from the freedoms they once enjoyed. The rate of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression has skyrocketed to do the CDC guidelines of social distancing and self-isolation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But how do you know if you have anxiety? Common symptoms of anxiety can include muscle tension, increased heart rate, the inability to relax or concentrate, insomnia, indigestion and much more. My heart goes out to those suffering during these trying times and I am here to say you are not alone. We are here for you at Greenville Spine Institute. You may think to yourself, “How can a chiropractor help me with my anxiety?” Well, I am glad you asked! Let me explain.
Research shows that there are many ways in which chiropractic care can help with anxiety relief. First, chiropractic helps relieve the pressure that misaligned bones cause on nerves in your body, creating an even flow between one’s brain and body to communicate freely. Second, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help anxiety relief by releasing your body’s happy hormones like oxytocin and helps decrease cortisol levels which increase the stress in one’s body. Decreased cortisol levels also help one get a better night’s sleep! Chiropractic care has also been shown to lower blood pressure and relieve muscle tension. So what can I do specifically for you?
Well, that depends on a few factors. First, we would need to discuss your previous health history during a one on one consultation Next, we would perform a thorough 36-point examination which includes orthopedic, neurologic, and physical examination to determine the root of what may be causing your problem. And lastly, we would sit down and create a care plan personalized specifically for you to help you live your best life free of anxiety.
Call us today at 1 (864) 631-1420 to schedule a free consultation or visit us at Greenvillespine.com.