Can chiropractic care really help improve my depression?

Dr. Huseboe’s thoughts:
There is no question that injuries to the body are stored throughout a person’s life. Not only does this cause the chemical/neurotransmitter imbalance mentioned, but it creates a weakness in the body where the injury occurred. In other words, stress, whether it is physical, mental, chemical or emotional, will be stored in that area of trauma.
Be aware that by adjusting that area of stress your body will release that stored, pent-up energy, whether it is physical, emotional, mental or chemical. And, that is a GOOD thing, you are cleaning your system and on your way to good health.

American Health Advantage

Numerous studies have shown that regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder. But how does that work? According to Chiropractic America, one of the triggers of depression and related mood disorders is past physical trauma. Experts believe that depression may be caused by an imbalance of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that relays messages in the brain. Recent research has shown that this imbalance can sometimes be caused by mild concussive injuries to the head, neck or upper back. In such cases, the injury can lead to mood disorders – sometimes immediately, but other times occurring years later. By visiting the chiropractor for adjustments, patients may be able to reverse the effects of the injury. This is possible because chiropractic care helps reduce irritation to injured nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It’s important to remember that there is no one singular cause for depression, and…

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