Depression can be a menacing manifestation of emotions, causing us to lose energy, underperform as well as a series of other work-life problems. For many individuals in Boise, Idaho, or anywhere else, depression is not necessarily due to emotions, but can be due to problems in the neck and the blood supply to your brain.
Let's take a closer look at depression, how it’s caused and how a neck injury is by far the most commonly overlooked source of depression.
Causes of Depression
Life Style. Let's start with the obvious! The most common cause of depression to say this simply is that your lifestyle is inadequate! You are eating far too much sugar, grain, or both. Stop eating processed foods! Focus on whole foods. There are many studies linking dietary problems to depression symptoms.
Answer this question: Could your body produce the necessary brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that allow you to feel happy, if you DO NOT supply your body with the proper raw materials (nutrition) REQUIRED to produce them?
Second there is a requirement for EXERCISE. It has been known for a long time through research that simply walking for 30-60 minutes daily does more to reverse depression than MEDICATION! if you live a sedentary life style your body will not have the necessary sensory input from your environment to be healthy.
DIET and EXERCISE play a rather large role in the production of a normal quantity supply of neurotransmitters thus allowing you to feel happy.
Inadequate Blood Supply To The Brain. Now let's talk about the not so obvious. Aside from the emotional aspects, did you know that an injury to the neck can result in interference with the blood supply to your brain which can cause depression symptoms? When your brain doesn’t receive enough blood, it doesn’t receive enough oxygen and nutrients for it to function. Without oxygen and nutrients, you brain cannot produce the neurotransmitters required to be happy and depression free. You may even suffer from headaches or have difficulty with concentration. You may have problems sleeping thus feeling fatigued, anxious, nervous and eventually we arrive at depression.
With proper blood supply, your brain will function as it should, produce neurotransmitters as it should. Combine this with a proper life style and you are left with the BEST possible strategy to beat depression.
Another angle to the blood supply problem is CCSVI or Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency. To learn more you can look at a paper published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Research where they discuss how a previous injury to the neck, resulting in a misalignment of one of the upper two neck bones, that resulted in an inadequate blood supply to the brain.
The bottom line is this - if you have poor circulation of blood in and out of your head then YOU CANNOT BE 100% HEALTHY depression would then be a side effect.
Neck Injury AND Depression?
An old injury to the neck such as a slip or a fall, or an auto-accident can produce a concussion of forces that can tear loose the connective tissues that hold the spine together resulting in a misalignment of one of the top two neck bones called Atlas or Axis this is called a Subluxation. A Subluxation is a torque twist of Atlas or Axis that can and very commonly does interfere with how blood flows in and out of the head. And again a chronic interference to blood supply can and does result in depression.
Please keep in mind that depression affects almost 20 million Americans, and according to the US census bureau around 11 million Americans will get into a car accident in any given year. What percentage of depression cases could be due to an old injury to the head or neck? What percentage of depression cases could be due to a poor lifestyle? Is it possible for you to have a poor life style and a neck problem all contributing to depression? YES!
The question then becomes HOW DO YOU FIX IT?
Upper Cervical Care
If you suffer from depression, then you should have your neck evaluated by a competent Upper Cervical Chiropractor. Upper Cervical Care is designed to detect and correct these misalignments in the neck thus realigning your head with your neck. The first step is to determine if you have this problem or not.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care has a proven track record of getting cases well where all others have failed.
If you are interested in what it takes to get well and stay well then you are in the right place. We are interested in helping people understand and care for the human frame. We are interested in helping people understand dietary and exercise requirements, and the cause and prevention of dis-ease.
If you live in or near Boise, Idaho feel free to connect with us to learn more about the principles of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.
Are You A Candidate For Upper Cervical Care?
Dr. Grayson Blom works with a nationwide group of Doctors expertly trained and specializing in the Upper Cervical procedure. Dr. Blom is also one of the few Doctors in the state of Idaho trained and certified in the Upper Cervical procedure. We are dedicated to helping patients just like you, who suffer from depression, migraines, headaches, neck pain and other ailments and dis-eases.
Our office is offering a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION to determine if you are a candidate for Upper Cervical care, give us a call at (208) 559-0541 for a complimentary consultation.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist
5975 Overland Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83709