In 2017, researchers found that over 790 million people across the globe suffered from mental diseases or mental health disorders. The causes of this dramatic increase in mental health diagnoses have been hotly debated over the past few years. The most commonly cited reasons for this rising incidence of mental health disorders include environmental causes, social media-related issues, and unhealthy lifestyles.
Unfortunately, there’s no clear reason why so many people in today’s world are developing mental health disorders. However, there are a number of safe, effective treatments for these conditions, with chiropractic care being one of the best options!
A Stressed Body Leads to a Stressed Mind
So often, our physical issues are a reflection of our mental states and vice versa.
For example, imagine you’re a student who’s feeling really stressed about an upcoming exam, You start to notice that your neck and shoulder muscles have become very tight. However, you don’t feel confident in the test material, so you continue to study more, hunching over your notes for hours on end. As a result, your stress increases, and your muscles tense up more and more. Then, once you complete the exam and are able to relax, this tightness goes away.
The example demonstrated above is just one simple illustration of the brain-body connection that we so often neglect. By taking care of our minds, we keep our bodies healthy. Similarly, by taking care of our bodies, we keep our minds healthy.
Chiropractic care helps your body relax by using targeted, research-based treatments such as spinal adjustments and soft tissue massages. Your chiropractor will conduct an in-depth evaluation and perform treatments that help your muscles, joints, and other structures of the body achieve perfect alignment.
By receiving chiropractic treatments regularly, you prioritize both your mental and physical health.
Learning How to Exercise
By now, it’s safe to say that most people are aware of the mental and physical benefits of exercise. We see commercials and ads everywhere that promote exercise to the masses. But if this is true, why do so many people continue to avoid exercise?
One big reason why people don’t exercise is that they simply don’t know how to do so. They don’t know how long they should exercise, how much weight they should use, or which movements are most beneficial.
Luckily, chiropractors can teach patients the ins and outs of exercise. They can demonstrate and explain the best ways to exercise in order to increase flexibility, endurance, and strength. Essentially, chiropractors can take the fear and uncertainty out of exercise so that patients can return to living their best lives possible. Learning how to exercise is one of the best ways to start on a path toward improved mental and physical health.
Improved Focus Through Chiropractic Care
Beyond formal mental health diagnoses and stress, chiropractic care can also improve focus. Through correcting their spinal alignment and reducing tightness in their muscles with chiropractic sessions, patients often notice an increased ability to focus on tasks. This is beneficial for literally anyone, including athletes, students, working-aged adults, young children, and older adults.
In our busy, stressful lives, we all need to slow down sometimes and take the best steps for our health. Chiropractic care is one great way to overcome brain fog and refocus on what we need to do in life.
At Awaken Chiropractic, your Parker chiropractor, we are committed to helping address your physical and mental health. No matter what issues you may be suffering from, we would be glad to do everything we can for you. If you are in need of our services, book your appointment today.