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Foundational Correction and Anxiety

Anxiety and chiropractic. How do they correlate?

Well, to start, anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. When you are anxious, it means that you are feeling apprehensive or fearful about a future event. For instance, you may be anxious about attending an interview, your first day at school, or giving a speech in the presence of a large audience. These things are normal.

However, if you have extreme feelings of anxiety, say lasting more than six months, then it’s certain that you have an anxiety disorder. In this article, we will discuss anxiety and how Foundational Correction using Upper Cervical Chiropractic can help.


What is an Anxiety Disorder?

It’s okay to feel anxious when starting a new job, relocating to a new place, or even taking an exam. You may not feel pleased with this type of anxiety, but it will motivate you to do better at your new job or work harder. Normally, such feelings of anxiety are temporary. They come and go. It doesn’t interfere with your activities of daily living.


However, if you have an anxiety disorder, you will feel fearful all the time. the feeling is usually intense, and in some cases, debilitating.

When you have an anxiety disorder, you may be unable to do those things that you love. In severe cases, you may be unable to perform basic activities like crossing the road, using an elevator, or moving out from your home. If you don’t treat it on time, the anxiety will get worse.

Anxiety disorders are the commonest forms of emotional disorders. Anyone can be affected. A study by theAmerican Psychiatric Association shows that the prevalence of anxiety disorder tends to be higher in women than in men.


Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a major component of several disorders, including:

  • Panic disorder: a person who is suffering from the panic disorder will experience recurring panic attacks, usually at unexpected times. People that are suffering from panic disorders are always living in perpetual fear of the next attack.
  • Social anxiety disorder: you have a pathologic fear of being judged by other people in a social setting.
  • Phobia: pathological fear of a particular activity, situation, or object.
  • Illness anxiety disorder: a person who has this condition is always anxious about his or her health. It was formerly known as hypochondria.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: People who have this disorder usually experience recurring negative and very irritational thoughts. These thoughts will cause them to perform specific behaviors repeatedly.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: People who have this disorder usually experience severe trauma following a nasty or traumatic event.
  • Separation anxiety disorder: this is simply the fear of not being close to your loved ones.

Symptoms of Anxiety

The feeling of anxiety differs depending on the affected individual. While one may person feel butterflies in his or her stomach, another might experience a racing heart. You may feel like you are not in control of your life like there’s no connection between your body and your mind.


Other people may experience panic attacks, nightmares, or hurting memories and thoughts. Usually, these feelings or experiences cannot be controlled. You may be fearful about a specific event or place, or you may just feel worried or fearful.

General symptoms of anxiety include:

  • rapid breathing
  • increased heart rate
  • trouble falling asleep
  • inability to concentrate
  • restlessness

Your symptoms may not be the same as that of someone else. This explains why you must know the different forms of anxiety and their symptoms.


Can Anxiety be Treated?

A study by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health shows that over 18% of American adults are affected by anxiety disorders. This amounts to over 40 million people. 23% of these cases are the severe form, characterized by recurring, debilitating symptoms such as intense phobias or panic attacks that prevent the body from functioning normally.

The prevalence of anxiety disorders may be high but yet, not more than a third of sufferers make any attempt to treat their condition. The rest allow the condition to degenerate and cause complications, such as poor performance at school or work, depression, issues with the relationship, and other bad effects.

The good news, however, is that anxiety disorders can be managed by combining psychology therapy with chiropractic therapy or other forms of therapy.

There’s usually no need to resort to drugs because in many cases, these drugs compound the problem. You are better off entrusting yourself in the care of competent chiropractic professional. A chiropractor understands the anatomy and physiology of your nervous system and your musculoskelature, and with their understanding of this system, will be able to guide and direct you.


How Does Upper Cervical Chiropractic Relieve Anxiety?

You see, there’s a link between most of our mental conditions and our body’s physical elements. For example, people experiencing chronic pain have a high risk of becoming depressed. Also, the poor or suboptimal performance of the nervous system can trigger conditions that may make anxiety worse.

There’s a link between disorders of the nervous system and abnormalities of spinal curvature, known asFoundational Shifts. You see, the important nerve pathways in your body are housed in your spine. When these shifts become pronounced (or intense), they cause a “kinking” of these pathways, and this results in symptoms of anxiety.

It is also important to note that anxiety and other conditions can cause physical tension in our bodies, resulting in painful symptoms. It also obstructs the flow of signals through nerve pathways, which only worsens mental issues.

A Foundational Chiropractor can correct these Foundational Shifts, thus relieving the many causes of anxiety. Our non-traditional chiropractic care also helps patients to manage pain and improve the functioning of their nervous system via targeted adjustments. There’s a lot of promise in Foundational Correction concerning anxiety symptom management.


Experience the Foundational Difference

If you have an anxiety disorder and would like to try Foundational Correction (which is highly recommended), then you should book a consultation with our office Foundation Chiropractic, Lutz, FL.

Our Foundational Chiropractors are trained in Foundational Correction with an emphasis inUpper Cervical Chiropractic Orthospinology. Our team will administer specific, long-term relief care as needed. Upper cervical chiropractic is effective and safe, is wholly natural, and medication-free.


Reference

  • American Psychiatric Association.What are anxiety disorders?Retrieved fromhttps://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders
  • National Institute of Mental Health.Any anxiety disorder.Retrieved fromhttps://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder.shtml
  • Roth L, Zelman D, Clum L, Roth J. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care as a Complementary Strategy for Depression and Anxiety: A Prospective Case Series Analysis. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res, June 20, 2013:49-59.

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