A properly aligned spine may be another tool for battling substance abuse. Research indicates that when misalignments or subluxations occur in the spine, the proper function of neurotransmitters is interrupted. When these misalignments are corrected and the nerves are in correct order, neurotransmitters can be released in the right pattern. This contributes to a sense of calm that may help ward off drug cravings and aid in addiction recovery, helping patients in recovery stay the course. In contrast, when the spine is improperly aligned and pressure is applied to tissues, the chemicals known as neurotransmitters may be blocked or released in an incorrect pattern, thus inhibiting a sense of well-being.
In order for a recovering addict to regain proper neurotransmitter balance, chiropractors utilize a variety of techniques to manipulate the spine and other important skeletal, muscular and nerve features to restore perfect alignment. Once these areas are in alignment, neurotransmitters can start to flow normally and activate in the correct sequences.
When used in conjunction with other essential treatment services, chiropractic care in addiction recovery can be a tremendous benefit in re-establishing total body harmony.
During the initial assessment patients will receive a thorough physical evaluation to determine their needs – patients may also be referred to physical therapy as well as yoga and strength & conditioning groups as long as functional movement patterns and physical abilities allow.
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