Combat Anxiety with Chiropractic Care

Table of Contents

Feelings of anxiety and depression, especially around the stressful holiday season, are common. While the holidays may bring joy for some, for others, being around family members, struggling to find the money to buy presents, or even the cold, gloomy weather of winter can significantly affect their mood. Those with anxiety often find that their symptoms worsen during the holidays, and others may find that even though they normally don’t struggle with mental health issues, the holidays can bring about new challenges of anxiety. If you find yourself feeling anxious or down and depressed, whether during the holidays or not, now is the time to seek help before the situation worsens. Start the new year off right and feeling like a brand new person. Many have found hope to fight anxiety with chiropractic care.

What Does Anxiety Look Like?

Anxiety can be described as a constant feeling of worry, fear, or confusion, sometimes due to stress, sometimes without a reason. Those who suffer from anxiety are unable to relax, express a feeling of physical weakness, can’t concentrate or focus, regularly have an upset stomach, along with many other signs and symptoms. If not addressed, anxiety can spiral out of control, leading to depression or panic attacks. The usual method for managing anxiety is medication, but this is only a short-term solution as issues will return, often times worse, after discontinuing medication. Moreover, medication can cause unwanted side effects such as dry mouth or insomnia. If none of this sounds appealing, know that there is another option. A Metairie chiropractor can address your anxiety issues to provide long-term relief without the use of medications.

Chiropractic Care for the Mind and Body

There is a direct relation between how we feel and how our body responds. This is called the mind-body connection. For example, physical exhaustion can cause our body to break down, leading to physical illness. The same concept applies to our emotional wellbeing. Issues of the body, such as spinal misalignments, can negatively affect our emotional health. The central nervous system is primarily responsible for controlling the hormones within the body. Disruption of nerve communication due to a spinal misalignment will lead to hormone imbalances that can cause dysfunction, so much so that even our mood is affected. Regular chiropractic adjustments from Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas will remove misalignments to promote whole body health, both physical and emotional. Proper hormone function can be restored, reducing the feelings of anxiety or stress.

Chiropractic Has Worked for Others

Others who have struggled with feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression have found relief with chiropractic care. Case studies have been conducted to explore the link between regular chiropractic adjustments and reduced anxiety. In one case study, a 52-year-old woman suffered from regular panic attacks. She was on medication and tranquilizers but still seemed to struggle. After being under chiropractic care for several spinal misalignments, she was able to lower her medication dosage. She reported being free of panic attacks after just two months of regular visits to a chiropractor.

If you suffer from anxiety, start the holiday season out right by seeking the help you need. If you live in the Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, or Lake View area, contact Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic to find out more about how chiropractic care can reduce your anxiety this year.


Potthoff, S., Penwell, B., Wolf, J. “Panic Attacks and the Chiropractic Adjustment: A Case Report.” American Chiropractic Academy Journal of Chiropractic, 1993 Dec; 30: 26-28.

White, P. D., Rickards, H., & Zeman, A. Z. J. (2012). “Time to end the distinction between mental and neurological illnesses.” BMJ, 344(e3), 4540.


Your Appointment

Call Us Now