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Chiropractic is well known for its ability to help patients find relief from injuries or chronic issues like migraines and arthritis. Ongoing treatment can even support a more active lifestyle and higher activity levels with better performance. Spinal adjustments, exercises, and other supplemental therapies help restore full functionality to your body.

But it’s a little-known fact that chiropractic can also aid in improving your mental health. As a truly holistic practice, chiropractic explores the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. These two systems are tightly intertwined, and each one has a profound effect on the other. Let’s take a closer look at how chiropractic can assist you on your mental health journey.

  • Increased Blood Flow. Chiropractic adjustments and therapies allow your blood to flow more freely throughout your body. Not only does this lower the patient’s overall blood pressure, but it helps their muscles to relax. Optimized blood flow can be extremely beneficial to one’s mental health.
  • Reduced Stress & Tension. You may have heard that we carry our emotions in our body, particularly the negative ones. A few of the areas most affected are your neck, shoulders, chest, and lower back. When your mental health is on a decline, you may hold excess stress in your muscles, leading to an increase in soreness and tightness. Chiropractic can help alleviate those symptoms, releasing the pent-up emotions holding your body hostage.
  • Improved Sleep. Sleep is a time for rest and recovery, a time for your body to reset and recharge. Quality sleep is vital to your mental health, and chiropractic helps you achieve a better night’s rest, especially if you suffer from insomnia or other similar sleep disorders. Treatments can promote a healthy sleep pattern and target any discomfort that may prevent a restful night. By addressing the root of the problem, you can reclaim your sleep and improve your mental health.
  • Influx of Beneficial Hormones. Because of how closely intertwined your musculoskeletal and neurological systems are, spinal subluxation will often throw your body’s chemical properties off balance. Correction through manual spinal manipulation can release positive hormones such as oxytocin and cortisol into the body, both of which may be beneficial to the overall state of a patient’s mental health.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or some other mental health issue, we recommend chiropractic care and its many benefits. DiBella Chiropractic Center is here to help you get started. Visit our website and get in touch with us today to set up an appointment!