What We’re Failing to See About Depression That Could Change the World

What We’re Failing to See About Depression That Could Change the World

Depression and Chiropractic in Fort Wayne IN

When you try to think of all the reasons why people could be depressed, you realize that the list could be a few pages long. Here’s a short version, with 10 reasons why people end up on antidepressants:

  1. They’re in pain.
  2. They have an infection.
  3. They can’t get a good night’s sleep.
  4. They’re stressed to the max.
  5. They see others who are more energetic than they are, and it drives them into depression.
  6. Someone they knew died.
  7. They missed out on a promotion.
  8. A friend betrayed them.
  9. They were in a car accident.
  10. Their spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend dumped them.

Depression is Very Common These Days

Recent statistics reported in 2015 state that more than 16.1 million American adults are affected by depression, and over 10% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are depressed, either with or without impairment.  That means 10 of every 100 people you know in this age category are depressed.

One out of every four women in their 40s and 50s is currently taking antidepressants – and that’s a lot!

Don’t take this comment personally, but who can you kid around with if so many people are depressed? We are here to help at New Life Chiropractic in Fort Wayne, In.

The way I see it is that we need more happy people in our lives. And the current ways of treating these unhappy, depressed people are simply not working.

That’s when we have to go back to basics. On the list above, did you notice that six of the reasons for depression listed have something in common?

Look again, and I’ll wait a minute for you to solve this puzzle.

Hey, no peeking at the answer yet! Use a little brain power and have some fun…

Okay, do you have an answer?

The Answer is Plain and Right in Front of Us All

Actually, six of the items on the list – all of them except numbers 6, 7, 8, and 10, could be helped or even solved with a chiropractic adjustment!

Yep, that’s right. Let’s go through them one by one.

  1. A chiropractic adjustment can help someone get out of pain. By removing the nerve interference caused by a compressed nerve or spinal vertebrae or joints out of alignment, pain is reduced and then quickly ceases. And what happens when you don’t have pain anymore? You’re happier!Pain is truly a drag on anyone’s spirit; in fact, some people want to commit suicide because their pain is so great! So schedule an appointment with your chiropractor when you’re in pain! Simple!
  1. A chiropractic adjustment resets or boosts the immune system. Thus, if you have an infection, a chiropractic adjustment will give the white blood cells a burst of activity, essentially kick-starting them to get busy and clear up the infection. How do we know? Research by the leading scientist Patricia Brennan, Ph.D. found that a chiropractic adjustment actually boosted the activity of white blood cells called polymorphonuclear neutrophils and monocytes.What happens is that when you have an infection, your white blood cells pump out chemicals called cytokines that make you depressed and slow you down, forcing you to take care of yourself. Ever notice how you aren’t too happy when you’re sick? This is the reason why.

    Yet chiropractic adjustments over time can help you naturally restore your immune system. What a good deal!

  1. Not getting a good night’s sleep is reason enough to be grumpy. However, the answer could be chiropractic! In one Australian study of 154 patients, one out of every three patients said their sleep patterns changed IMMEDIATELY after their chiropractic adjustment. All but one of these patients reported improvement.
  1. Stress causes all sorts of personality changes. And again, if you think outside the box, you’ll have your answer. It’s chiropractic.Ever walk into your chiropractor’s office all stressed out? How did you feel by the end of the appointment? If you’re like 99% of my patients, you leave happier! The stresses you carried in on your shoulders seem to have disappeared. Chiropractic integrates the nervous system with the rest of the body so that you won’t feel as stressed. It’s quite simple, really.
  1. Humans are easy to influence when you think about it. Put 10 people in a room and only give one of them praise – and you’ll create a lot of feelings of jealousy. Some people will then brood about what just happened and end up depressed.The same thing happens to people when they see human Energizer Bunnies that are full of energy. “Oh, I wish I had that much energy,” they think, and before long, they are depressed because everyone seems to be more energetic, prosperous, healthier, better-looking, or drives a better car than they do.

    Although chiropractic won’t help you get a better car or directly make you wealthier, it will give you more energy. When you have more energy, you will be happier because you can accomplish the things you want to accomplish.

    When your spine is out of alignment, your nervous system uses up energy to try to get back in balance. But when your spine is aligned, then you suddenly have extra energy. A chiropractic adjustment could give you up to an hour or two of extra productive time during the day.

  1. Chiropractic is also ideal for those who have been injured in car accidents. In fact, studies show that those who are not healing from car accidents and receive this drugless natural form of healing will generally resolve their situation, unlike those who simply continue on with medical care.

If only our whole society would start thinking outside the box, more people with depression could be helped. Chiropractic is definitely part of the answer!

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New Life Chiropractic
2051 Reed Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 471-5433