Can Chiropractic Care Aid in Recovery?
Substance abuse and mental health have been a struggle for millions of people worldwide for decades. Some people are able to access holistic care practices like chiropractic therapy which may help them fight addiction, but it is not a cure. It can help people navigate recovery in a different way but is not going to cure a person. Recovery is a time to discover practices that will help heal. See why chiropractic care is at the top of some people’s lists.
Why it Helps
Chiropractic care has been around a long time, but not everybody believes in it. Some people are afraid of going to a doctor who manipulates their joints and spine in an effort to bring healing and relief. Some people find it helpful but, in recovery, you may have tried many other options and this is one of the last resorts to find more healing on the other side of recovery. Manipulating the spine is not about adjusting the bones, but about making sure all the joints are moving properly and the cells in the body are aligned and firing properly. Headaches can be attributed to tight muscles as well as anxiety and mood disorders, to some extent.
There are many benefits to seeing a chiropractor. It can help to make the most of your recovery if you are focused on holistic practices. Some of the myriad benefits you may receive from chiropractic support include:
- Emotional comfort: brings a sense of peace to your mind as you process your emotions in recovery. It helps to clear the mind and get thoughts organized with some healing practices
- Pain relief: one of the ways chiropractors help in recovery is to alleviate aches and pains. Tight muscles, muscle weakness, and stiffness can cause discomfort, even pain. Finding a way to relax and let it go is not easy. Pain may be why a person uses substances in the first place. If a chiropractor can identify and help relieve the pain, this will help them navigate recovery better
- Less stress: when you are in recovery, your stress meter may be super high. Finding a way to relax and let go of stress can be helpful so you can feel more at ease as you navigate the journey of recovery
Misalignment in your back can interfere with how chemicals and blood flow in your body. Emotions and feelings are felt in your spine, and also your gut. Chiropractic gets dopamine flowing, balancing the brain reward ratio to keep things moving properly.
The Palmetto Center is based on a Therapeutic Community model. We help people learn how to live free of addiction. Our community support provides structure while trained counselors offer life skills training and therapeutic techniques to help you move past addiction. Our program provides special focus for professionals including chiropractors, nurses, doctors, lawyers, and more who need help with addiction recovery. Call us to find out more: 866-848-3001.