According to an April 2017 Wired magazine article, a staggering 1 in 4 people in the UK will be diagnosed as suffering from mental illness at some point. What is worse, rising incidences of mental illness in Peterborough itself, are why Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust teamed up with Mind in 2016, in order to create an emergency mental health sanctuary in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
Of course, most people are aware that mental health problems are on the rise in the UK. What many people aren’t aware of, however, is the fact that visiting a Chiropractor in Peterborough can sometimes be just as effective when it comes to treating minor forms of mental illness, as visiting your local GP can be.
How a Chiropractor in Peterborough Might be able to Help
At the Peterborough Chiropractic Health & Wellness Group, it is a common misconception that we only ever treat lower back pain. Instead, people visiting our practice will often do so to in order to seek effective treatment for everything from lower back pain, to sciatica, and even high blood pressure problems. The big question, though, is can we really help alleviate symptoms of conditions like depression also?
Curing Chronic Pain to Cure Poor Mental Health Problems
As noted by several medical and psychiatric studies, people who suffer from chronic physical pain, poor mobility, and chronic physical discomfort, will often also experience depression and anxiety. This being the case, if you do suffer depression as a result of chronic back pain, it is only natural that a chiropractor in Peterborough might be able to help. The benefits, however, of chiropractic care approaches when it comes to mental health problems, go beyond just benefits associated with the relief of chronic musculoskeletal discomfort.
In June 2013, the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research in the United States published details of a study in which 76% of people undergoing chiropractic treatments reported increased mood, positivity, and generally better emotional health, in the months immediately following chiropractic treatment. The only question is why?
Understanding the Link Between Mental Health Problems & the Central Nervous System
Usually, when a person presents symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, they will be prescribed drugs which will work to try and rebalance dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. Moreover, GP’s and psychiatrists prescribe such medication, due to the fact that we know that a person’s mood and emotional well-being is directly related to chemical and hormonal imbalances in the body. Did you know, however, that chiropractic care approaches can also help correct such imbalances?
Every moment of every day, the human body strives to achieve a state of what medical science refers to as homeostasis. This is a state of perfect chemical and hormonal equilibrium. Moreover, when this state of equilibrium is for some reason not achievable, serious physical and mental well-being problems can manifest as a result.
Thankfully, at the Peterborough Chiropractic Health & Wellness Group, we know just how important equilibrium is to a person’s general well-being. In fact, chiropractors have known for many years that misalignment of the spine can cause a host of neurological and central nervous system problems. The only question is, could your anxiety or depression stem from something as easily correctable as a slight spinal disk misalignment?
100% Safe & Non-Invasive Treatment
Do you suffer from high-stress, anxiety, depression, and/or chronic pain? If so, there is no downside to making an appointment with a chiropractor in Peterborough for an initial consultation. This is because chiropractic care never involves the prescription of medication or invasive surgery of any kind.
We make people feel better without any kind of side effects. All you need to do is reach out to us directly to ask us how we might be able to help you or your loved ones specifically.