An astounding 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, and only about one-third receive treatment.
What is anxiety? Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, panic, and various phobias.
What is Depression? Depression is defined when the feeling of emptiness and despair in addition to other symptoms take hold of your life and won’t go away.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Light-headedness and dizziness
- Feeling Anxious
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Appetite or weight changes
- Sleep changes
- Anger or irritability
- Unexplained pain
- Loss of energy
- Reckless behavior
What Causes Anxiety and Depression?
Work and family issues, lifestyle choices, and financial stress, are only some of the external factors that may cause both anxiety and depression. Side effect from prescription medication, drug and alcohol use, and symptoms of medical illness are other possible factors of anxiety and depression. Also, people who are suffering from anxiety disorders and depression may have spinal subluxations wreaking havoc on the central nervous system, causing the nerves to misfire resulting in higher blood pressure and anxiousness.
Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
Prescription medication such as Paxil and Xanax are popular solutions for people suffering from anxiety and depression. However, these medications come with risk of mild and severe side effects. Natural therapies like yoga and massage also have their place in the treatment plan for anxiety.
Chiropractic for Anxiety and Depression
Though chiropractic is not a treatment for anxiety or depression, it is a holistic therapy proven effective in reducing nervous tension and feelings of panic—both symptoms of anxiety disorders. Gentle chiropractic adjustments may help restore the nervous system and correct the subluxations in the spine thereby encouraging wellness within the body. Dr. Levitz explains, “The bottom line is this: when your nervous system works better, your body works better. And, when your body works better, your life works better.”
What to Expect
Dr. Levitz will perform a full chiropractic assessment to determine if Network Spinal Analysis or other chiropractic adjustment techniques will help reduce the tension in your body that triggers anxiety episodes. Many people who receive chiropractic care experience a change of attitude and a new outlook on life.
Call Levitz Family Chiropractic today at 805-646-0105 to schedule your chiropractic assessment and be on your way to a more physically and emotionally healthy way of living.