Can chiropractic care improve your mental health?

Most of us think of chiropractic care as something to treat purely physical symptoms such as joint stiffness, hip pain or even migraines. However, if you also have mental health issues or depression, a chiropractor may be able to help you feel better. This is because chiropractic care is often about approaching the mind and body in a holistic way and is based on the understanding that physical symptoms may affect mental health.

If you’re still unsure of how chiropractic care may be able to address your mental health issues, we’ve put together a quick guide about its possible benefits:

1. A chiropractor may be able to lower your blood pressure

Recent studies have suggested that chiropractic practices may be able to reduce a person’s blood pressure and, by extension, their stress levels. High blood pressure is strongly linked to anxiety and stress, so bringing it down is likely to be beneficial to one’s mind and wellbeing.

2. Chiropractic care may help address sleep issues

Poor sleep is strongly linked to poor mental health and chiropractic care may be able to address the symptoms of insomnia. This could be particularly relevant if you are already suffering from joint pain or other physical issues as pain can disrupt sleep.

3. A chiropractor may be able to relieve tension headaches and stiffness

People that suffer from issues such as depression and anxiety often experience physical symptoms such as muscular tension or headaches. By attempting to address these physical issues, chiropractors may be able to help break the vicious circle of worry and pain. Indeed, the pain and stiffness caused by anxiety can sometimes make a person’s mental health issues worse and prolong their suffering. By using a holistic approach to the mind and body, a chiropractor may be able to break habitual worrying.

If you’re suffering from physical or mental issues that could potentially be addressed by a chiropractor, please get in touch with us today. One of our friendly team will be happy to talk you through our services. Alternatively, book an appointment online here: