Depression and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Depression and upper cervical chiropracticPhysical Depression

 
At Johnson Spinal Care we have seen incredible results with people who are suffering with a variety of different physical and psychological conditions.  Depression, anxiety, mood disorders have improved regularly.  Here is an example of a research study that was performed with patients who had been diagnosed with Depression….
 
A study of 15 patients with depression and correlating atlas misalignments were treated. Precision upper cervical x-rays were taken and upper cervical adjustments were made. The Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) baseline measurement for depression was used before and after treatment. Results indicate that 11 out of 15 (~73%) patients experienced significant improvement, 2 patients worsened and 2 patients had only a minor improvement in depressive symptoms. Adjustment was limited to C1 (atlas).
 
More research is required as this was a small study and other controls and considerations would need to be made, however it does give an indication that upper cervical chiropractic may well be a suitable treatment protocol for depressive symptoms.
 

Additional Research

 
Early chiropractic hospitals in Davenport, Iowa treated patients with various mental illnesses with a geat deal of success. These illnesses included severe disorders like schizophrenia and psychotic depression. Various later studies showed that upper cervical care has had success with conditions such as autism and ADD/ADHD and so it is hypothesized that depression “may also benefit from adjustment of the atlas”.
 
It stands to reason there is a correlation between mental disorders and upper neck misalignments. For me it’s not a hypothesis any longer. Even if a patient does not improve symptomatically with their depression…how many other vital bodily functions are improving as a result of having a subluxation free spine!
 
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com

 
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References:

Title: Improvement Depression Follows Reduction of UpC Vertebral Subluxation using Orthospinology Technique Author Genther, GC; Friedman, HL; Studley, CF Main Condition/ Disease Depression Source Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research-Nov 7th 2005

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