Chronic Back Pain & Depression-DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression May Help
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Chronic Back Pain Doctor Comments:
Major Depression is thought to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than the general population. The reasons are many. Some are unable to work, sleep, or even move without pain. This makes it hard to be around other people... which can lead to social isolation. Often times the pain medications compound the problem, making life an emotional roller coaster.
This article I found on the excellent www.spine-health.com website explains the connection between major depression and back pain very well, and offers some sound medical advice.
From my end, chronic back pain patients with major depression have always been difficult to treat. However, I have had pretty good success compared to other treatment methods with chiropractic care and especially nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000.
All it takes sometimes is a ray of hope...a little bit of pain relief. Then, we build on that. We take the treatment one day at a time and try to adjust some of the other variables such as nutrition and exercise. We can even work on changing the mental picture with relaxation techniques and visualizations.
Just because other treatment methods have failed...it's no reason to give up. Often times the combination of spinal decompression, massage, chiropractic, and exercise, can help even the worst of cases. Heck...it's worth a shot...especially if you feel like you have reached the end of the line.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000...simply call our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center at 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.