Addiction recovery is a long and difficult process, but it is possible to achieve sobriety and a better quality of life. One of the most important aspects of addiction recovery is finding a way to manage the physical and mental symptoms that come with it. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective way to do this.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, holistic approach to healing that focuses on the alignment of the spine and other joints in the body. It is based on the idea that the body can heal itself when the spine is aligned correctly.
It helps to reduce pain and inflammation, improve posture, and increase range of motion. Additionally, it can help with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, since the spine is an extension of the central nervous system.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help to improve mental health issues such as anxiety and depression by addressing the connection between the spine and brain. By restoring balance to the spine, chiropractic care can help to reduce stress levels, improve mood, and regulate hormones in the body.
By using chiropractic care, patients can find relief from physical symptoms without the use of medications or other invasive treatments. Furthermore, chiropractic care also works on a preventative level by helping to maintain spinal alignment and eliminating potential sources of discomfort before they become an issue.
Subluxations are misalignments of the spine or other joints in the body that can lead to pain, inflammation, and decreased range of motion. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to correct subluxations, such as manual manipulation and adjustments of the spine and other joints. This helps to restore balance to the body and alleviate symptoms. It also helps to reduce the risk of further injury by correcting any underlying issues that could be causing pain or discomfort. By addressing subluxations early on, chiropractors can help patients achieve a better quality of life during addiction recovery.
Benefits of chiropractic care in addiction recovery
Improved mental health
Chiropractic care can also help with the mental and emotional aspects of addiction recovery. When the spine is properly aligned, the body can produce more endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers. This can help reduce stress and anxiety and even help reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol.
These benefits can have a huge impact since many people struggling with substance use disorder suffer from co-occurring mental health or behavioral conditions.
Chiropractic care can also help to reduce pain, which is often a symptom before substance use disorder as well as due to addiction. Chiropractic adjustments can help to alleviate tension in the muscles and joints, which can help to reduce pain and improve mobility. This can be especially beneficial for those in recovery who are dealing with chronic pain due to physical injuries or medical conditions.
By reducing pain, chiropractic care can help people focus on their recovery journey without the distraction of discomfort. Additionally, it can also help to reduce the need for medications that may have addictive properties or other undesirable side effects.
Chiropractic care can also help to improve sleep, which is essential for addiction recovery. Poor sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating, all of which can make it harder to stay sober.
Some studies may suggest that chiropractic care can help improve sleep quality, reduce stress, and improve overall health and well-being. This can make it easier to stay on track with recovery, as better sleep can lead to improved mood and increased energy.
Chiropractic care for addiction recovery at Isaiah House
At Isaiah House, we believe in a holistic approach to addiction treatment. Addiction isn’t developed in a vacuum and it shouldn’t be treated in one. We aim to address the mental, physical, spiritual, financial, legal, and educational aspects of our clients’ lives. This approach to treatment has allowed us to help thousands of men and women break free from the grip of addiction since our founding in 1999.
As part of our holistic approach, we have partnered with New Beginnings Chiropractic to provide chiropractic care for our clients. This optional service is designed to help individuals physically and mentally as they recover from substance use disorder.
New Beginnings Chiropractic sees patients five mornings a week at our Willisburg campus and is soon to be available in more of our centers.
In conclusion, chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to address the physical and mental symptoms of addiction. Whether it’s reducing pain, improving sleep quality, or managing mental health issues, chiropractic care can help individuals on their journey to recovery. We believe that by taking a holistic approach to treatment, we can give our clients the best chance at achieving sobriety and living a better life.