Can Chiropractic help with PTSD?
The nervous system is constantly recording and memorizing cues from our environment; especially stressful and life-threatening events. The neurological stress response that was activated during the initial event may resurface if something triggers a memory of that event. This is called a sympathetic stress response, and it can bring with it the emotions associated with that event.
This may include anger, fear, hostility, depression or anxiety. Along with the emotions there is a physiological response, which includes high blood pressure, increased heart rate, poor digestion, poor immune function, irritability, and changes in posture.
The greater the stressor is, the more the event harms the nervous system. Some events can be completely debilitating, while others create smaller changes in the nervous system that tend to stack up over time. The fact is that everyone suffers from stress.
Chiropractic is designed to remove harmful stress patterns from the nervous system and reduce the damage done by stress. This is why so many people choose to adopt regular Chiropractic care.
“After my first adjustment I felt an energy change in my body and mind. I can feel the interplay between my mind and body becoming progressively more well-tuned.” -J.T.
Do you feel stressed? Do you know someone who is suffering from stress? Give us a call and let us show you how we can help!