How Can a Chiropractor Assist With PTSD?

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychological condition that arises from being injured or witnessing a horrific event. This disorder is common in veterans who come from various war zones. Children may also suffer from it through experiencing trauma during their childhood, though it may manifest differently. A traumatic accident or injury can also result in PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD

Some common symptoms of PTSD are:

  • Re-experiencing trauma in bad dreams and flashbacks.
  • Avoiding or events that are associated with the traumatic event.
  • Being highly anxious, easily startled, or frequently tense.
  • Frequent headaches.

Chiropractic care is one of the techniques that treat the symptoms of PTSD.

Chiropractic Treatment for PTSD

Chiropractic treatment is one of the best ways of easing the symptoms of PTSD. Chiropractic care involves the diagnosis and eventual treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The chiropractor performs healing touches that aim to restore the body’s natural alignment.

Pain Management

Excessive stress associated with PTSD can lead to chronic pain. A licensed VA chiropractor can alleviate the pain through spinal alignment that ensures all the nerves connect to the brain successfully.

Hormonal Balances

Accidents can cause hormonal imbalances in their survivors. Hormonal imbalance can cause mood changes and changes in reproductive health and sleeping patterns. Chiropractic techniques target the spinal system that houses the nerves involved in the endocrine system, which manages hormone production and regulation. Balancing your hormones can lead to behavioral improvement, reduced anxiety, and fewer panic attacks.

Injury Recovery

Veterans with PTSD occasionally suffer from some form of mobility issue. Our VA chiropractor recommends various stretches and exercises to deal with limited mobility and help with injury recovery. The exercises can be applied alone or in conjunction with other medical techniques by a VA provider.

Schedule an Appointment with Our VA Chiropractor in Navarre

Our VA provider, Dr. Llaird Likens, has years of experience providing Navarre residents with natural and effective chiropractic care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (850) 939-3339.

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