Chiropractic Care for Anxiety
If you suffer from anxiety and are aware that you need help managing the symptoms, then you have made more progress than 64% of most people. Approximately 40 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety disorder, and less than half of them ever seek professional help. Every person suffering from anxiety disorder may experience different types of triggers and will be calmed by different methods. But the most important step is to acknowledge the problem and commit to seeking help. If you suffer from anxiety disorder and are looking into long-term treatments then you probably haven’t considered chiropractic care, but chiropractic care for anxiety can be very helpful and worth the effort.
What Is Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorder is categorized as severe, uncontrolled, and constant worry or fear about a mundane everyday situation. The disorder can oftentimes include patients experiencing recurrent episodes of intense fear or terror at the thought of completing an undesirable task. In some extreme cases, patients may experience a panic attack if confronted with a triggering situation. For example, if a patient has social anxiety then the thought of going to a party may make them anxious, but preparing to walk through the door may trigger a panic attack.
What Causes Anxiety Disorder
There is very little information known about anxiety disorder and its possible causes, but it is a complicated medical disorder that manifests itself through different symptoms. The exact cause can sometimes be difficult to determine, but can often be traced back to a person’s childhood, family, or medical history.
Some underlying medical issues that may contribute to anxiety disorder include:
- Heart Disease
- Chronic pain
- Thyroid problems
- Respiratory disorder
Additional risk factors that may contribute to the development of anxiety disorder include:
- Trauma from experiencing or witnessing abuse
- Drug or alcohol abuse or misuse
- Being diagnosed with other mental health issues, such as depression
- A family history of someone being diagnosed with anxiety
What Are Some Symptoms Of Anxiety Disorder
If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from anxiety then you might be familiar with the following symptoms:
- Feeling tense
- Rapid breathing
- Trouble sleeping
- Extreme avoidance of situations that may trigger a response
This is not a complete list of symptoms, so if you are experiencing other symptoms and suspect you might be suffering from an anxiety disorder, give Total Wellness Solutions a call and we can explain the effectiveness of chiropractic care for anxiety disorder.
How Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Anxiety
Anxiety is a very complicated disorder that revolves around your mind attempting to deal with past traumas or underlying medical issues. For many people, the constant feeling of dread can be very debilitating, but that feeling often creates physical responses such as elevated heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, and a long list of additional symptoms that vary from person to person. These symptoms can be described as a hyperactive nervous system overreacting to mundane triggers. Working with a chiropractor is the best way to balance out the body’s nervous system and put you in the best position to deal with triggers as they arise. Chiropractic care can also be very effective at treating anxiety because some studies have found that chiropractic adjustments are very useful at lowering blood pressure, and in some patients almost immediately. These studies have also found that the adjustments are sometimes as effective at lowering high blood pressure as taking prescription medication.
Reducing Anxiety With Total Wellness Solutions
When you work with the Total Wellness Solutions chiropractic team, we aim to understand the reason for your appointment so we can recommend the best treatment for your condition. Anxiety disorder is a complicated disorder affecting millions of people every day, but our chiropractic team will focus on the nervous system and utilize the best methods for unburdening that it, and put you in the best possible position for dealing with the mundane situations that may trigger anxiety symptoms. We utilize The Zone Technique to help our patients see the most results, and the doctor may focus their recommendations on techniques that target zone 3. Your nervous system is responsible for switching you “on” and “off” and being stuck in the “on” position may be responsible for your feelings of anxiety. Working with the Total Wellness Solutions team can help your nervous system better switch between the two states, and put you in a better situation to handle the obstacles life throws your way.
Anxiety disorder can get in the way of you living your life, and one thing that is fully understood about this disorder is that these symptoms are debilitating, frustrating, and invasive. The intruding thoughts and heightened physical responses can make you feel completely helpless, but there is chiropractic care for anxiety and the Total Wellness Solutions team can help you move past those symptoms. We will work together to create a situation where you are better able to manage the triggers in your life. If you have any questions or want to set up a consultation, you can give us a call at 770-936-9707 or make an appointment online. We are located at 5252 Roswell Rd NE Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30342.