The nervous system is the master control panel of our body. An enhanced communication between the body and the brain helps in the treatment of anxiety. A damaged or malfunctioning nervous system could lead to symptoms of an anxiety disorder. This is where upper cervical care comes in. It is believed that excellent upper cervical care can help people achieve a better quality of life.
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Anxiety is Real
Anxiety is real and should be taken seriously. Anxiety disorders are often chronic and could become progressive if left unabated. People with anxiety disorders have become frequent emergency room visitors due to their debilitating symptoms. People suffering from this condition often have their lives, both work and personal, disrupted. Some of which become housebound because the disease has left them debilitated. Patients with anxiety disorders often become depressed and fall into alcohol or substance abuse just to get some relief. Unfortunately, resorting to these wrongful coping mechanisms will only make one’s condition even worse.
Economic Costs of Anxiety Disorders
The National Center for Biotechnology Information said that anxiety disorder affects the lives of 26.9 million Americans. In 1990 around $46.6 billion was spent to cure anxiety disorders which included direct costs of treatment and reduced productivity as a result of anxiety. This just goes to show that anxiety can adversely impact society, not just the personal life of an individual. Furthermore, it is also believed that wider availability of outpatient treatment could significantly reduce the economic burden caused by anxiety disorder.
Pain Gets in the Way of Anxiety Relief
A study revealed that patients with chronic pain often complain of having problems with proper cognitive functioning. Earlier studies show that this even occurs in people with no history of having neurological issues or head trauma. Patients have reported a myriad of complaints that included stress, anxiety, and low quality of sleep among others. Patients reported that they tend to be forgetful, involved in minor accidents, have difficulty concluding errands or tasks, and are attention deficit. This only shows that the presence of pain gets in the way of having a better quality of life.
How can Upper Cervical Care Help against Anxiety?
While the exact mechanism of anxiety is yet to be determined, research showed that certain head trauma can be responsible for certain types of anxiety. A study revealed that trauma increases the risk of getting anxiety and upper cervical care can help reverse it by reducing irritation to the nerves in the central nervous system.
Can an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Help with Anxiety?
A study released recently centered on a woman who developed a general anxiety disorder. She reported an 80 percent reduction of the symptoms after seeing an upper cervical chiropractor. The re-alignment of the spine provided relief to the spinal nerve that may have caused the anxiety and gave the woman a better-quality sleep.
How can you Benefit with Upper Cervical Care?
Many sufferers may not remember when they had head trauma. It is important that an upper cervical examination is conducted to determine if you suffer from an upper cervical bone misalignment. A woman diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia had to quit working because the pain became so unbearable for her despite large doses of pain relief medications. This led her to suffer from depression. The pain was preventing her from living a productive life. Just when she was about to lose hope, a friend of hers suggested that she investigate upper cervical care.
Although with a skeptic heart at first, she made an appointment anyway. To her surprise, after the first treatment, she began to experience relief from the pain. After a month, the pain reduced as much as 80%. Gone are those days and nights when her mind and body were filled with nothing but anxiety. Now, her hopes of having a normal and productive life have once again come flooding back to her. Undergoing upper cervical care proved to be the wisest decision in her life.
Add more years to your life by reducing stress and anxiety caused by physical or mental problems. Our modern world makes it difficult to completely stay away from stress and anxiety. The only way to keep our lives better is to find ways to limit the impact of stress and anxiety. Allow no one to steal your thunder and live a pain-free healthy life.
Reference and Credit: Dr. Elan Schrier