Can a Chiropractor Help With Anxiety?

A chiropractor can perform spinal adjustments and prescribe other therapies that could help you manage or eliminate your anxiety symptoms. Chiropractic care is a natural and safe option that could allow you to avoid using pharmaceuticals to treat an anxiety disorder.

At Naples Community Injury Center, our practitioners prescribe and perform a wide range of chiropractic therapies and services to help patients manage the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.

Can a Chiropractor Help With Anxiety

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Anxiety?

Chiropractic care can address much more than back pain and neck injuries. The services and therapies we use focus on a holistic approach to dealing with the mental and physical symptoms of your anxiety. Many of our patients prefer our treatments to anxiety medications because they are natural, safe, and promote whole-body well-being.

Anxiety causes both physical and psychological symptoms. These could include:

  • Constant worry
  • Catastrophic thinking
  • Difficulty with focus and concentration
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping and inability to rest
  • Irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoiding activities
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Other aches and pain

At Naples Community Injury Center, our doctors prescribe treatment plans to address both physical and psychological aspects of mental health conditions, including anxiety.

How Our Chiropractors Help Patients With Anxiety

Our doctors believe it is possible to achieve better overall health by balancing each patient’s spinal health, mental well-being, sleep, nutrition, and exercise. We prescribe a combination of chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and other therapies to address anxiety symptoms and help patients live a better, fuller life.

Many people are prescribed medications for anxiety, depression, and other related mental health conditions. These drugs can be ineffective, leave patients feeling detached, or cause serious side effects such as fatigue or weight gain. For those seeking an alternative, our doctors recommend a treatment plan that includes a combination of therapies and addresses your symptoms holistically.

Our practitioners are now accepting patients for anxiety treatment in Naples. We can assess your needs, prescribe a therapy plan, and provide the necessary treatment to help you reduce your symptoms.

How Our Team Develops a Plan for Chiropractic Care for Anxiety

The Naples Community Injury Center team is here to help you better understand and deal with your anxiety. With time and a treatment plan prescribed by our team, it may be possible to alleviate many or all of your symptoms and live with less anxiety.

Our doctors have more than 60 years of combined experience in helping our patients manage their symptoms, treat their condition, recover, and prevent additional issues in the future. When it comes to mental health conditions, we address physical symptoms while also providing support for psychological symptoms.

During our initial intake examination, we assess each patient’s condition. This includes:

  • Taking a health history
  • Conducting a physical exam
  • Discussing their physical symptoms
  • Using X-rays or other imaging to determine any physical concerns that might contribute to their symptoms, if needed

Using the information we learn during this exam, we develop a personalized plan to address the patient’s concerns. This plan will include a range of therapies that serve different purposes and help our patient achieve better health holistically.

Throughout their treatment, we will assess their progress and alter their treatment as necessary. This ensures they continue to make improvements. We also prescribe maintenance plans for those who complete their treatment plan with our doctors.

What Therapies Do Our Chiropractors Prescribe for Patients With Anxiety?

Our doctors use a wide range of therapies to address our patient’s anxiety symptoms and combat their underlying causes. We may prescribe chiropractic care that relieves your anxiety and allows you to return to your previous activities. Prescribed therapies could include:

Massage Therapy

Many people are surprised to learn that massage therapy is a common treatment our doctors prescribe for a wide range of medical conditions. Massage is known for helping individuals relax and reduce their stress levels.

For those with muscle tightness and tension due to anxiety, massage can be especially effective. Many people with anxiety hold so much tension in their jaw, temples, neck, shoulders, and upper back that they develop chronic headaches, back pain, and stiffness. Massage alleviates this tension, relieving the symptoms it causes.

Sometimes, relieving chronic headaches and other pain is enough to allow the patient to better focus, enjoy activities more, and get better rest. In addition to, or instead of, massage, we could prescribe ultrasound therapy or other similar treatments.

Spinal Adjustments

Spinal misalignments can cause many of the same physical symptoms as anxiety and could contribute to mental health concerns, too. Ensuring proper spinal alignment is one step in treating anxiety and other similar conditions.

At the same time, research shows that chiropractic adjustments can cause the body to release helpful hormones, including oxytocin and cortisol. These are “happy” hormones that help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. In fact, many medications used to treat anxiety and depression focus on improving the person’s balance of beneficial hormones.

Sleep Hygiene Therapy

Our therapists can assess your sleep habits and provide guidance and counseling for more restful sleep. Getting the right amount of sleep is essential for mental health. Those with anxiety often have insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, or difficulty remaining asleep. This only worsens their anxiety symptoms, including making it more difficult to concentrate and increasing irritability.

Strength Training and Stretching

Exercise can have significant benefits for mental health. Research shows those who exercise regularly can better manage stress and experience less anxiety and depression. Our therapists provide guided plans for strength-building, cardiovascular workouts, and stretching so that our patients can learn and maintain an exercise program.

Call Naples Community Injury Center for Help With Mental Health Issues Like Anxiety

Naples Community Injury Center provides care for patients with common symptoms of anxiety. We can help you manage and alleviate anxiety symptoms and improve your overall well-being. Call us today to learn more about our treatments for anxiety. We can answer your questions and schedule your initial intake exam.

Contact us now at (239) 631-5445 to get started.