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Vancouver Depression due to Back Pain Helped with Cox® Technic

The mind-body connection. It’s real. And in few other conditions is it more real than in spine-related pain conditions. The spine is the support for the body. When it hurts, the body knows it. Vancouver Disc Centers knows it, also. Vancouver back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain patients know it, too. The chiropractic treatment plan at our office for spine-related pain efficiently alleviates both body and mind pain to allow our patients to discover an enjoyable quality of life. Back pain’s depression often is lessened with our Cox® Technic System of decompression.

MIND AND BODY: DEPRESSION IN BACK PAIN PATIENTS

Top causes of disability globally incorporate musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders like anxiety and depression. A report of patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis exemplified how anxiety and depression affect a person’s well-being. Emotional distress and disability that patients experience negatively impacts their overall well-being. (1) A recent review of medical studies links these two issues, 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 deterioration and increased osteoporotic fractures. Adults over 45 years of age with musculoskeletal diseases mentally wrestle with the impact these issues have on their lifestyle. (2) That is where chiropractic care comes into play. Vancouver Disc Centers offers evidence-based chiropractic care in the form of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce pain and give control of it in the hands of our Vancouver patients. There is hope. There is life during and after treatment. Vancouver Disc Centers is here for our Vancouver 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 long-term 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 everyone contends with at some point in life. For chronic low back pain patients, depression and anxiety frequently go hand-in-hand with their pain experience. Understandably, higher levels of depression often result from more pain and a lower sense of personal control of pain and overall health. More anxiety often comes from stronger beliefs about negative consequences 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 Vancouver Disc Centers to be honest!

HELP FOR DEPRESSION: Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Help for back pain depression is built into the chiropractic treatment plan, especially exercise. Exercise is valuable for the body. That is a known fact. Is exercise good for the mind? For those of us dealing with chronic low back pain – Vancouver chiropractic patients and your Vancouver chiropractor – the more exact curiosity is whether exercise is beneficial for chronic low back pain patients’ minds. A recent study reports that symptoms of depression were reduced in such adults who used exercise (low dose) and manual therapy and/or general strengthening and moderate exercise. (5) Neither came out ahead of the other. Both showed promise in lessening depression. That’s good news. Vancouver Disc Centers makes sure that Vancouver chiropractic patients get 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 experienced more than one episode of back pain and keeps going with conservative, non-operative chiropractic care using gentle Cox® Technic to control his back pain and not let it control him.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers today. Our Cox® Technic decompression spinal manipulation will help ease your back pain related depression. Plus, your mind and body will be thankful that you did. Really!

 
Vancouver depression related to chronic back pain often resolves with our chiropractic treatment plan’s Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression. 
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