We all face anxiety at some point in our life. However for millions of Americans their anxiety can be overwhelming and crippling.
The Most Common Mental Health Illness
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety is the most common mental health illness, affecting more than 19 million Americans, ages 18-54. These patients make three to five times more visits to doctor’s offices and emergency rooms, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that direct healthcare costs and lost productivity of these conditions cost more than 42 billion per year.
Unsafe Drug Therapy
The drug therapies commonly used in treatment for mental health disorders have recently come under close scrutiny because of their poor rate of effectiveness and potentially deadly side effects, including increased suicidal tendencies in young people. Despite this, most consumers are not given information on non-drug options and remain unaware of the benefits and cost savings that complementary and alternative care may offer.
How Chiropractic Can Help
A recent study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research describes a 19-year- old female, diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) who suffered from organic and psychiatric symptoms for two years.
After a four-month course of chiropractic care, the young woman reported an 80% reduction in her anxiety symptoms, including a 90% decrease in her headaches. The patient was able to resume a normal lifestyle, without resorting to prescription or over-the-counter medication.
The patient’s previous medical treatment had included multiple emergency room visits, private specialists, and a rotation of drug therapies, including; Paxil, Xanax, and Celexa — which all failed to manage her symptoms.
Treating The Subluxation
By treating the subluxation in her body, her nervous system was able to function properly, and eventually, her body was able to do what no man-made medicine could — heal.
Anxiety is a serious problem in America. If a loved one is suffering with anxiety, regardless of the extent, please share this information with them. To find out if a subluxation may be the cause of improper nervous system functions, contact us to schedule a consultation. There is hope!