“It is not surprising that chiropractic manipulation lifts depression. It is possible that chiropractic manoeuvres will become an important tool in psychiatric treatment.” -RF Gorman DO, (Franz vonKurkel) “Chiropractic for Rejuvenation of the Mind.”
An example of this:
A study conducted showed that over 70% of participants showed a “marked improvement” with treatment to the upper cervical spine. Fifteen participants were chosen for the study (all with a history of depression). All participants were provided with a questionnaire prior to receiving a chiropractic adjustment and were asked to fill out a second questionnaire two weeks after. An astounding 73% of participants scored a marked improvement with their questionnaire score.
The brain is the master controller of the body and all of its parts. It communicates with the body through the brain stem, spinal cord, and nerves. When the cervical spine becomes misaligned the brain has a difficult time sending proper signals to the rest of the body, which can cause an array of symptoms including depression. Chiropractors locate and correct cervical misalignments (called subluxations) so that the brain and body can effectively communicate. Restoring this communication helps the body heal, reducing and/or rectifying symptoms.