Those having a history of lower back pain are susceptible to depression which may be helped with chiropractic care.
Chronic pain in the lower back is something that many people suffer with. Enduring this type of pain, while physically challenging, can also lead to emotional struggles. It is not surprising that ongoing lower back pain can lead to emotional depression.
In my 35 years of chiropractic practice I have seen people who have suffered from lower back pain for many years. By helping alleviate their back pain these folks are able to live pain free. This allows them to be able to do normal chores in their home and yard, sleep better and engage in a degree of exercise whether it be walking or participating in an exercise class. You can be sure this helps their emotional state immensely.
A research study published in Rehabilitation Nurse, January 2019 studied this condition. Among a group of 152 older adults, researchers found that those with a history of back pain had more occasion to experience depression. The findings suggest that low back pain may be a potential risk for increased depression in older adults.
This means managing a patient’s back pain may provide mental health benefits.
Fortunately, chiropractic care has been proven to help chronic lower back pain which, in turn, may help alleviate the emotional depression associated.
Chiropractors have been helping people with lower back pain for over 125 years. Chiropractic care is a safe, natural, method to help those suffering with chronic lower back pain without the use of addictive pain drugs and back surgery.