The mind-body connection. It’s real. And in few other conditions is it more real than in spine-related pain conditions. The spine is the support for the body. When it hurts, the body knows it. Moriarty Chiropractic knows it, also. Nashua back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain patients know it, too. The chiropractic treatment plan at our office for spine-related pain efficiently reduces both body and mind pain to let our patients discover a satisfying quality of life. Back pain’s depression often is eased with our Cox® Technic System of decompression.
MIND AND BODY: DEPRESSION IN BACK PAIN PATIENTS
Top causes of disability globally include musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders like anxiety and depression. An analysis of a specific set of patients, those with lumbar spondylolisthesis, demonstrated how anxiety and depression change a person’s well-being. Emotional distress and disability that patients feel negatively impacts their overall well-being. (1) A new review of medical studies connects these two concerns, too. Anxiety and cervical/lumbar disc herniation, mood/anxiety and lower bone mineral density in men, chronic low back pain and depression, life satisfaction improvement and bone loss prevention in postmenopausal women, quality of life decline and increased osteoporotic fractures. Adults over 45 years of age with musculoskeletal diseases mentally struggle with the impact these matters have on their lifestyle. (2) That is where chiropractic care helps. Moriarty Chiropractic offers evidence-based chiropractic care in the form of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to ease pain and give control of it in the hands of our Nashua patients. There is hope. There is life during and after treatment. Moriarty Chiropractic is ready for our Nashua back pain patients all along the way. Using anti-depressants – anti-cholinergic drugs - may not be the answer for depressed patients. They are shown to increase the risk of dementia with long-term use. These drugs impede the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system. (3) We all need clear minds to deal with life with and without back pain.
THE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY OF BACK PAIN
Depression and anxiety are states of mind most everyone contends with at some point in life. For chronic low back pain patients, depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand with their pain experience. Understandably, higher levels of depression often result from more pain and a lower sense of personal control of pain and overall health. More anxiety often comes from stronger beliefs about negative effects of illness, negative emotional thoughts of the illness, and depression. These conclusions support the need for more honest advising of chronic back pain patients. (4) You can trust Moriarty Chiropractic to be honest!
HELP FOR DEPRESSION: Nashua CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Help for back pain depression is built into the chiropractic treatment plan, especially exercise. Exercise is good for the body. That is an accepted fact. Is exercise good for the mind? For those of us dealing with chronic low back pain – Nashua chiropractic patients and your Nashua chiropractor – the more exact curiosity is whether exercise is good for chronic low back pain patients’ minds. A recent study states that symptoms of depression were reduced in such adults who did exercise (low dose) and manual therapy and/or general strengthening and moderate exercise. (5) Neither came out ahead of the other. Both showed promise in lessening depression. That’s good news. Moriarty Chiropractic ensures that Nashua chiropractic patients know this and delivers safe, gentle, effective, pain-relieving treatment.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Casey Johnston on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents a patient who has experienced several episodes of back pain and perseveres with conservative, non-operative chiropractic care using gentle Cox® Technic to control his back pain and not let it control him.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today. Our Cox® Technic decompression spinal manipulation will help ease your back pain related depression. Plus, your mind and body will be happy that you did. Really!