The mind-body connection. It is real. And in few other conditions is it more real than in spine-related pain conditions. The spine is the body’s support system. When it hurts, the body knows it. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows it, too. Augusta back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain patients know it, too. Our chiropractic treatment plan for spine-related pain effectively alleviates both body and mind pain to let our patients find an enjoyable quality of life. Back pain’s depression often is lessened with our Cox® Technic System of decompression.
MIND AND BODY: DEPRESSION IN BACK PAIN PATIENTS
Top causes of disability globally incorporate musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders like anxiety and depression. A report of a specific set of patients, those with lumbar spondylolisthesis, showed how anxiety and depression change a person’s well-being. Emotional distress and disability that patients feel negatively affects their overall well-being. (1) A recent review of medical studies links these two issues, 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 deterioration and multiple osteoporotic fractures. Adults over 45 years of age with musculoskeletal diseases mentally wrestle with the impact these matters have on their lifestyle. (2) That is where chiropractic care helps. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers evidence-based chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to alleviate pain and give control of it in the hands of our Augusta patients. There is hope. There is life during and after treatment. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready for our Augusta 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 raise 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 of us contend with at some point in life. For chronic low back pain patients, depression and anxiety often go together with their pain experience. Logically, higher levels of depression often come from more pain and a lower sense of personal control of pain and overall health. More anxiety often extends from stronger beliefs about negative consequences of illness, negative emotional thoughts of the illness, and depression. These findings support the need for more honest advising of chronic back pain patients. (4) You can trust Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to be honest!
HELP FOR DEPRESSION: Augusta 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 – Augusta chiropractic patients and your Augusta chiropractor – the more specific curiosity is whether exercise is good for chronic low back pain patients’ minds. A new study reports that symptoms of depression were reduced in such adults who used exercise (low dose) and manual therapy and/or general strengthening and moderate exercise. (5) Neither came out superior. Both showed promise in lessening depression. That’s good news. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic makes sure that Augusta chiropractic patients know this and provides 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 gone through more than one episode of back pain and keeps going with conservative, non-operative chiropractic care using gentle Cox® Technic to control his back pain and not let it control him.
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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!