Chiropractic Care Can Help Improve Mental Health

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Have you been considering Bentonville chiropractic care and wonder if it can help with mental health? Or have you never been to a chiropractor but are struggling with mental health?

Chiropractic care is a solution for improving mental health that often gets overlooked. It’s not uncommon for people to assume that chiropractic care is only for physical struggles and back or neck pain, but a neurologically-based chiropractor like Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can help with a wide range of physical and mental conditions, illnesses, and ailments.

As we move through the holidays and the winter season, many people deal with increased mental health problems or conditions due to weather, interacting with difficult people, holiday-related stress, and more. Chiropractic care is a great way to revitalize your mental health and give yourself the best start to the New Year.

How Chiropractic Care Helps with Mental Health

Scientists believe that the mental health challenges we face are a result of many factors and are most likely a combination of them: biological, psychological, environmental, and more. With neurologically-based chiropractic care at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic, Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Niemela can adjust the vertebrae that have shifted out of alignment to restore nerve communication and proper body function.

When vertebrae are out of alignment, the misalignments restrict the communication flow of the brain through the spinal cord. When the body is faced with this kind of interruption in the delivery of neurotransmitters, it can lead to miscommunication, malfunction, or other forms of dysfunction in the body. These dysfunctions can be minor or significant, depending on the severity of the misalignment.

According to a case study of a woman dealing with chronic panic attacks, chiropractic care can help alleviate stress in the body, which can translate to reduced blood pressure, reduced pulse rates, and more. In this case study, the woman went longer without panic attacks than any time in recent years, even though she had been taking less medication to treat her panic attacks.

Individuals with mental health issues of any kind can benefit from chiropractic care. Your issue doesn’t need to be considered “severe,” such as dealing with chronic panic attacks to find relief through chiropractic care. You can see improvements in your physical and mental health even if your mental health issues are considered minor.

Many people who seek out chiropractic care see improvement in their mental health overall, as well as in in the specific issues they’re facing. Chiropractic care is also non-invasive, natural, and drug-free. From anxiety to panic attacks to depression to holiday or weather-related stress and more, chiropractic care might be the missing link for you.

Begin Chiropractic Care for Mental Health Today

Get started with chiropractic care from Dr. Tom Niemela today, regardless if you’re dealing with mental health issues or simply want to improve your overall health and wellness.  Even if you’re not currently dealing with mental health challenges, neurologically-based chiropractic care can help to prevent the development of mental health related issues in the future and keep you as healthy as possible.

Contact us today with questions or book an appointment to get started!




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