‘This young woman spend two years in crisis, going from emergency room to private specialist, spending thousands of dollars for tests and drug therapy, without any resolution to her problems.’1
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Draper Utah and nationwide. The NIMH estimates that over 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. An article in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation research (JVSR) reported on a 19 year-old woman with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
‘A simple, non-invasive spinal screening ultimately provided the findings that made the difference: her spine was subluxated, impinging on nerves, and altering the proper function of her nervous system.’1
The woman underwent chiropractic treatment for four months, after which she reported an 80% reduction in her anxiety symptoms, including a 90% decrease in her headaches. She was able to continue without using prescription or OTC drugs.1
If you know anyone in Draper with anxiety issues, you are probably familiar with the two main treatments: anti-anxiety medications and psychiatric care. Anti-anxiety medications help some Draper sufferers, but others cannot tolerate the side effects. Dry mouth, constipation, nausea, and cognitive problems have all been reported by Salt Lake City users of anti-anxiety meds.
Psychiatric care can be effective for anxiety, but wouldn’t it be more effective if one of the underlying causes was removed? If a subluxated spine is short-circuiting the nervous system, doesn’t it make sense to address this nerve impingement instead of focusing only on the symptoms?
Whether the presenting symptom is anxiety, depression, insomnia, fibromyalgia, or frequent headaches, the chiropractic approach always focuses on the cause.
Thanks for visiting my Branson Chiropractic blog. If you are suffering from anxiety, I encourage you to schedule an appointment for a chiropractic spinal assessment.
Chiropractor James Branson
Chiropractor Association http://chiropractic.mychiropractorblog.com/
1Dr. Madeline Behrendt, ‘Study Explores Possibility That Chiropractic Care May Reduce Anxiety Symptoms,’ World Chiropractic Alliance, October 2004, http://www.worldchiropracticalliance.org/media/anxiety.htm, accessed on May 9, 2011.