Depression is something that will affect almost 15 million people every year in the United States alone. Sadly, this statistic is under reported because there is a lot of shame and stigma associated with mental illness. This stigma needs to change! People who are suffering need to know that they can reach out for help without fear of rejection and be labeled as “crazy”.
What if there was something that could help depression without the use of toxic medications that have intense side effects? What if that something would leave a person better off physically, mentally and emotionally? Would you try it? Would you recommend it? Wouldn’t you do whatever it takes to end the suffering from depression for you or those you love?
Good news! There is SOMETHING: It is called Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic.
Before we explain how Blair Upper Cervical works, we will define depression from a few medical sources. These definitions will help you to understand that depression is as much physical, as it is emotional in the effect that it has in the lives of those who suffer.
Mayo Clinic defines depression as: "A mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest." Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Medicine Net says depression is: "An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and affects the way a person eats, sleep, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things." These are just two well respected medical resources that define depression as both mental and physical.
Your brain and spinal cord are called your central nervous system. The central nervous system connects to the peripheral nervous system at the spine. The vertebrae in your spine are designed to protect your spinal cord and the nerves that exit the spinal cord. When the vertebrae have misaligned the communication from the brain to the body, or the body to the brain, gets disrupted or irritated. When disruption or irritation happens many symptoms including depression manifest.
Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic seeks to correct the misalignment of the vertebrae in your cervical spine allowing optimal communication between your brain and body. Specifically, when the atlas (the first vertebrae under the skull) is misaligned, the brain stem does not transmit vital information the way it was designed to do. This misalignment can lead to serious problems that result in chronic pain, and chronic pain and depression often present together. There is no way to know if the pain or the depression came first, but the symptoms should not matter. The root cause should be corrected to eliminate whatever manifestation arises.
Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic does just that. The Blair system of analysis comprehensively uncovers the root issue in the neck and very gently removes the irritation to the nervous system by moving the vertebrae back to the position it is designed to be in with a precise adjustment.
Remember, your structure dictates your function, and having an intact vertebral column at each and every joint in your cervical spine will ensure that your brain and body have an optimal opportunity for communication. The rest of your spine compensates to how your head and neck related to each other. The neurological integrity of the upper neck is of utmost importance.
To further prove the point, here is a finding from a recent study: The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation found 70% of the participants showed “marked improvement” based on scores received by using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) before and after upper cervical chiropractic.
What this means is that 70% of the people who took part in this study filled out a before and after BDI-II and had amazing results with a decrease in the effects that depression had on them after utilizing upper cervical chiropractic. Obviously, more studies need to be conducted to continue to prove the efficacy of Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic and depression, but with outstanding results like this, it is encouraging to know there is something out there that can help besides taking medication.
There are incredible testimonies of patients who have utilized Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic and have experienced relief from their depression:
The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae can misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brainstem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull into the neural canal.