Big word. Big issue. Little discussion. Lots of hope.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees depression in the Brooks
back pain and neck pain sufferers seeking relief of their short-term and
long-term chronic pain. Depression is common especially in long-standing
struggles with spine pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic wants our Brooks
chiropractic patients to know that they are not alone, that there is hope, that
depression doesn’t have to be a permanent state. It just takes recognition and
a willingness to share the struggle of depression with your Brooks
chiropractor to take step toward a better life outlook without depression.
47% of patients with cervical spine or lumbar spine disc
herniation report at least one mood or anxiety disorder. 16.6% report mood
disorders and 35.8% report anxiety disorders. Interestingly, pain severity
doesn’t seem to affect either of these disorders, but neurological deficits
were associated with both. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic looks for all of these issues and
more when we see Brooks neck pain and back pain patients.
Other spine related issues that may affect mood, anxiety and
depressed feeling are vertebral fractures. These are common as one in 5 men and
women over 50 years of age has at least one of these fractures. They may result
in acute and chronic pain as well as decrease your experience of quality of
life. (2) So Soft Health and Healing Clinic will look for symptoms of these fractures during
the Brooks chiropractic exam. The earlier it’s addressed, the
Low back pain is the single most common cause for disability
in individuals aged 45 years or younger and as a result carries tremendous
weight in socioeconomic considerations. (3) When back pain hits in these middle
age years when the stressors of life are high, it’s fertile ground for depression.
One study shares that women (11%) more than men (4%) who have spinal pain also
experience psychological distress. (4) Male or female, Brooks back
pain sufferers are prone to have down days.
So contact Soft Health and Healing Clinic today for whole person Brooks
chiropractic care. Granted, depression does make coping with low
back pain more difficult. (5) Discussing when depression is a problem for
you may help. Talk with Soft Health and Healing Clinic at your next Brooks chiropractic
visit. There is hope for relief of pain and its related depression.
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