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McHenry Depression due to Back Pain Helped with Cox® Technic

The mind-body connection. It is real. And in no other condition than one related to the spine is this more real. The spine is the support for the body. When it hurts, the body knows it. Spengel Chiropractic knows it, too. McHenry back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain patients know it, too. Our chiropractic treatment plan for spine-related pain efficiently reduces both body and mind pain to allow our patients to discover an agreeable quality of life. Back pain’s depression often is eased with our Cox® Technic System of decompression.

MIND AND BODY: DEPRESSION IN BACK PAIN PATIENTS

Leading causes of disability globally incorporate musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders like anxiety and depression. A report of a specific set of patients, those with lumbar spondylolisthesis, showed how anxiety and depression influence a person’s well-being. Emotional distress and disability that patients feel negatively affects their overall well-being. (1) A recent review of medical studies links these two concerns, too. Anxiety and cervical/lumbar disc herniation, mood/anxiety and lower bone mineral density in men, chronic low back pain and depression, life satisfaction improvement and bone loss prevention in postmenopausal women, quality of life decline and increased osteoporotic fractures. Adults over 45 years of age with musculoskeletal diseases mentally struggle with the impact these issues have on their lifestyle. (2) That is where chiropractic care comes into play. Spengel Chiropractic offers evidence-based chiropractic care in the form of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to ease pain and give control of it in the hands of our McHenry patients. There is hope. There is life during and after treatment. Spengel Chiropractic is ready for our McHenry back pain patients all along the way. Using anti-depressants – anti-cholinergic drugs - may not be the answer for depressed patients. They are shown to increase the risk of dementia with prolonged use. These drugs impede the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system. (3) We all need clear minds to deal with life with and without back pain.

THE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY OF BACK PAIN

Depression and anxiety are states of mind most of us contend with at some point in life. For chronic low back pain patients, depression and anxiety often go together with their pain experience. Logically, higher levels of depression often result from more pain and a lower sense of personal control of pain and overall health. More anxiety often extends from deeper beliefs about negative effects of illness, negative emotional thoughts of the illness, and depression. These findings support the need for more honest advising of chronic back pain patients. (4) You can trust Spengel Chiropractic to be honest!

HELP FOR DEPRESSION: McHenry CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Help for back pain depression is built into the chiropractic treatment plan, especially exercise. Exercise is valuable for the body. That’s an accepted fact. Is exercise good for the mind? For those of us dealing with chronic low back pain – McHenry chiropractic patients and your McHenry chiropractor – the more exact curiosity is whether exercise is beneficial for chronic low back pain patients’ minds. A new study reports that symptoms of depression were reduced in such adults who did exercise (low dose) and manual therapy and/or general strengthening and moderate exercise. (5) Neither came out superior. Both indicated promise in reducing depression. That’s good news. Spengel Chiropractic makes sure that McHenry chiropractic patients know this and provides safe, gentle, effective, pain-relieving treatment.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Casey Johnston on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents a patient who has gone through more than one episode of back pain and keeps going with conservative, non-operative chiropractic care using gentle Cox® Technic to control his spine-related pain and not let it control him.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment with Spengel Chiropractic today. Our Cox® Technic decompression spinal manipulation will help ease your back pain related depression. Plus, your mind and body will be glad you did. Really!

 
McHenry depression that accompanies chronic back pain often resolves with our chiropractic treatment plan’s Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression. 
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