Can a chiropractor help with your mental health?

May is not only a month to celebrate mothers and kick-off summer with Memorial Day, it is also a month to raise awareness about mental illness. About 1 in 5 American adults will be diagnosed with a mental health illness at some time in their life. 

That is why the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is dedicated to teaching the public about mental health, providing support and breaking the stigma behind it. One way to improve your mental well-being is by visiting a chiropractor West Omaha team. Read down below how chiropractic adjustment mental benefits. 

What is mental health?

Mental health is the condition of your emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health helps us determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. When you are experiencing mental health issues, your mental state is not only impacted. Mental health problems can also impact your physical health and can result in strokes, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

Causes of mental health problems 

There is no common cause of mental health problems. There are risk factors. Mental health experts say the more “risk factors'' a person has the more likely they are to develop mental illnesses. The Mental Health America lists these as common risk factors or triggers:

  • Genetics

  • Childhood trauma

  • Stressful events

  • Negative events

  • Environmental factors

  • Negative thoughts

Signs of mental health problems

The symptoms of mental health problems are different for everyone. However, there are signs you can look for that indicate you or a loved one are having troubles. Here are some signs that Mayo Clinic says to look out for: 

  • Feeling sad/down

  • Lack concentrate 

  • Mood swings 

  • Changes in eating habits 

  • Overwhelmed with daily stress 

  • Low energy levels

  • Struggle sleeping

  • Withdraw from friends and family

  • Extreme worries

How chiropractic care helps your mental health

Chiropractic care uses hands-on manipulation to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. There are different techniques used like spinal and extremity manipulation. How chiropractic care helps is by reducing the tension in your body to improve the body's communication with the nervous system

Chiropractic adjustment mental benefits

Reduces anxiety

Chiropractic care is used to reduce anxiety and stress. An adjustment or spinal manipulation may help relieve the tension in the nervous system. This minimizes the flight or fight response that causes people to feel anxious all the time

Improves your mood

One of the symptoms of depression is feeling down and tired. Those who suffer from depression can benefit from a chiropractor visit. Chiropractic care can help your mood by releasing positive hormones.

Helps you sleep better

If you struggle falling or staying asleep, try chiropractic care. A chiropractor can relieve any chronic pains keeping you up. Along with relieving pains, chiropractic care can also help reduce your worries. 

See a chiropractor West Omaha professional!

At Wisniewski Chiropractic, we have spinal and extremity manipulation to help you improve your mental well-being. Are you looking for massage therapy instead? No worries, we offer that too! Set your appointment today!