A 46-year old man overcame his major depression and increased his quality of life after receiving chiropractic care.
A case study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research credits regular chiropractic care with helping a 46-year old man overcome his major depression and increase his quality of life. The study documents the important role chiropractic care can play in the management of depressions.
More than 15 million American adults are diagnosed with mood disorders annually, which include major depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorder. Typically, mood disorder diseases are treated with antidepressants, according to the study, but the quality of life of people who are clinically depressed is subdued by the plethora of medications’ undesired side effects.
In this specific study, a 46-year old man suffered from major depression while concomitantly taking an antidepressant with undesired side effects, such as decrease in his sex drive, dizziness, muscle weakness and insomnia. A chiropractic evaluation revealed that he had suffered physical trauma in the past, which led to vertebral subluxations. A subluxation is a condition in which the body is unable to function properly because of interferences with the nervous system, and the condition may be corrected with chiropractic adjustments.
The patient had a total of 34 adjustments done on various parts of his spine over a period of 11 months. After the first visit, his dizziness subsided, and he experienced a decrease in lower back and neck pain. After three visits, he felt less anxious and fatigued and reported an increase in muscle strength. Over time, his depression significantly improved, and he was eating healthier.
Previous studies have shown a correlation between injury or trauma to the spine and the onset of social disorders, in addition to biochemical changes in the brain.
A healthy spine is vital to overall health, and to an overall state of well being.