"I'm Sorry for the Things I Said Before I was Adjusted" : Chiropractic and Mood
Crabby mood lately? Crabby mood always? Bad day? Chiropractic can help.
In July 2017, the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research found that 76% of patients undergoing chiropractic care reported an improvement in their mental/emotional health.
One of the major benefits of chiropractic care is improved mental/emotional health.
First of all, an obvious benefit of chiropractic that can contribute to better mood is decreased pain.
Beyond this, chiropractic positively influences the nervous system to help regulate mood. In this way, chiropractic also affects our body chemistry and aids the body in balancing and regulating mood-influencing hormones and neurotransmitters.
A patients response to chiropractic can include feeling more relaxed, calm, and able to sleep better. On the flip side, patients also often feel more energized and able to function both mentally and physically at a higher level when they need to be.
I guesstimate that I hear well over half of my patients report to me that their mood is better after a treatment and that overall they just "feel so much better". This is not just limited to physically, but mentally/emotionally as well!