Back pain can be depressing, especially chronic lower back pain that has persisted for more than three months. Soft Health and Healing Clinic deals with patients with this problem every day. Every Brooks chiropractic back pain patient handles it in various ways. A few will exercise more. Some will eat more. Some will sit more. Some will look to anti-depressant drugs. Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers a chiropractic treatment plan to alleviate the pain, thereby lowering the need for anti-depressant drugs. ("How long will it take?" is frequently a question. The solution: conceivably not as long as you think.) But if you take anti-depressants, know that you aren't alone. Find out why…
Anti-depressants aren’t candy, but there are a lot of Brooks people taking them as if they were. One report shares that Americans’ use of them is on the rise. (1,5) 27 million in 2005! (2) Statistically speaking, women use them more than men. (5) Many people end up taking them for smaller bouts of depression without understanding the bigger risks associated with their use. (1) Now, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is certainly NOT suggesting anyone to take themselves off any medication. We simply want to provide you research findings and present some healthy approaches to dealing with Brooks anti-depressant use.
So if you take antidepressants or know someone else in Brooks who does, Soft Health and Healing Clinic urges you to note the following hazard to your health.
It has been shown that antidepressants would have a direct action on bone metabolism and would be associated with increased fracture risk. An exhaustive systematic research study of 34 studies (1,217,464 individuals) performed between 1966 and April 2011 shows a 42%, 47%, and 38% increased risk for non-vertebral, hip, and spine fractures, respectively. Bottomline: Results from this large study showed antidepressant use is associated with a moderate and clinically significant increase in the risk of fractures of all types. (3)
So, we don’t want you or any other chiropractic patient to worry about anti-depressant use. Just think about doing something positive to counteract the negative results of anti-depressants on bone metabolism, if possible. Take calcium
, vitamin D
, even exercise (4)
for your brain, your depression, your bones, and your health!
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