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Something that doesn’t seem to be spoken about enough, yet often goes hand in hand with chronic pain, is mental health. There is a large stigma against having mental health issues but we are slowly working to allow a dialogue to form between people so that we can become more open and accepting in regards to this issue. The reason we bring this up is because very often people who deal with chronic pain tend to have a higher chance of developing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This is due not only to the heightened pain levels, but also the lack of restorative sleep that comes along with the pain.
For some people, the only thing that helps combat mental health issues is medication. If this is true for you, then that’s perfectly fine! We want you to understand that even though we personally don’t prescribe medicine, we still believe in the incredible things it can do when taken responsibly. Sometimes a person’s brain cannot produce enough of certain chemicals just like a diabetic’s body cannot produce insulin correctly. We would never suggest someone with diabetes to come in for chiropractic care under the pretense of them being able to stop taking insulin and so we will not do that for someone with a disorder like depression or anxiety or anything else. If medicine works for you, then at least you have found something that does and we are thrilled to see that you feel better with it.
With that said, we will still suggest that you come into Wirth Chiropractic for some treatment. There are literally over 100 years of practice and evidence which shows that our type of non-invasive treatments can severely help people who experience chronic pain. It has also been shown that people who experience chronic pain and then are relieved of that tend to be healthier mentally than those who are still exposed to those heightened levels. This makes a great load of sense, but sometimes people don’t always put two and two together or have tried any number of other methods to find relief and haven’t heard of chiropractic care.
If you are suffering from a mental health disorder, we want you to know that you are not alone and that we are not necessarily the doctors to visit for that treatment or diagnosis. However, we can help you to reduce your pain levels which may just help you to feel better mentally as well. Come in to Wirth Chiropractic today and give us a try!

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