Big word. Big issue. Little discussion. Lots of hope.
Johnson Chiropractic sees depression in the Richmond
back pain and neck pain sufferers seeking relief of their short-term and
long-term chronic pain. Depression is common especially in long-standing
struggles with spine pain. Johnson Chiropractic wants our Richmond
chiropractic patients to know that they are not alone, that there is hope, that
depression doesn’t have to be a permanent state. It just takes recognition and
a willingness to share the struggle of depression with your Richmond
chiropractor to take step toward a better life outlook without depression.
47% of patients with cervical spine or lumbar spine disc
herniation report at least one mood or anxiety disorder. 16.6% report mood
disorders and 35.8% report anxiety disorders. Interestingly, pain severity
doesn’t seem to affect either of these disorders, but neurological deficits
were associated with both. (1) Johnson Chiropractic looks for all of these issues and
more when we see Richmond neck pain and back pain patients.
Other spine related issues that may affect mood, anxiety and
depressed feeling are vertebral fractures. These are common as one in 5 men and
women over 50 years of age has at least one of these fractures. They may result
in acute and chronic pain as well as decrease your experience of quality of
life. (2) So Johnson Chiropractic will look for symptoms of these fractures during
the Richmond chiropractic exam. The earlier it’s addressed, the
Low back pain is the single most common cause for disability
in individuals aged 45 years or younger and as a result carries tremendous
weight in socioeconomic considerations. (3) When back pain hits in these middle
age years when the stressors of life are high, it’s fertile ground for depression.
One study shares that women (11%) more than men (4%) who have spinal pain also
experience psychological distress. (4) Male or female, Richmond back
pain sufferers are prone to have down days.
So contact Johnson Chiropractic today for whole person Richmond
chiropractic care. Certainly, depression does make coping with low
back pain more difficult. (5) Discussing when depression is a problem for
you may help. Talk with Johnson Chiropractic at your next Richmond chiropractic
visit. There is hope for relief of pain and its related depression.
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