Chiropractic Can Help Treat PTSD caused by Chronic Pain

Chiropractic care can help to relieve chronic pain from injury and diseases, helping to alleviate psychological symptoms that may stem from them. In a study recently published in the Journal of Rheumatology, patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) disorder are shown to be twice as likely to have a poor quality of life when experiencing chronic pain.

Identifying PTSD in military personnel and those who have experienced traumatic injury such as a car accident is important for practitioners. A study in Spine Journalshowed that in 2012, 80 percent of veterans with back pain experienced psychological stress. This caused a cycle of back pain and emotional trauma for soldiers. In auto accident victims, whiplash is most often linked to PTSD symptoms.

Chiropractic care can help alleviate these symptoms by relieving the chronic pain through spinal alignment, offering a non-invasive treatment to balance physical and emotional pain.