Can chiropractic treatments relieve symptoms of depression?

It is unclear whether chiropractic therapy can relieve depression symptoms. But it may help relieve aches and pains that may be caused by depression. Chiropractic techniques are most often used to treat problems of the body, such as back and neck pain, aching joints, and headaches. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications.
Steve Ventola
Chiropractic Medicine
Chiropractic is much more than the actual application of chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic is about fostering a healthy lifestyle so the right conditions can be established for a healthy body as well as a sound mind. Chiropractic care does include improving healthy posture, breathing, eating, exercising and relaxation patterns. It has been known that exercise has been very helpful in addressing the needs of depression.

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Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.

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