“Let there be light!”
Those are some recognizable words! They are as important
today as they were back when they were first uttered. Today light may be a key
to managing depression and growing positive outcomes of care for Watertown
back pain sufferers seeking help from back pain specialists like Watertown Wellness Center’s.
A compelling barometer for effects of care – be that
medical care or chiropractic care or other type - for low back pain is depression. Depression is an extra layer to peel away when back pain
is involved. Chiropractors like your well-trained Watertown
chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center are on the lookout for signs of depression in
their patients because it does play a role in how a patient responds to chiropractic
care. And your Watertown chiropractor knows well how depression can
raise its head: living with pain day in and day out hurts more than just the
physical body. The mind must contend with it, too. There is hope and a variety
of approaches to dealing with Watertown depression. Light therapy is
one that may be just up your alley.
First, how can a chiropractor like yours at Watertown Wellness Center check
if depression is an issue in your back pain recovery journey? Check a few
simple things like how intense your low back pain is and how much it limits
your daily activities. (1) Your Watertown chiropractic physician is
up to the task!
Now if depression is noted, how do back pain and depression
interact? Well, having back pain for an extended period of time is disruptive
to your lifestyle. It keeps you from doing and focusing wholeheartedly on what
you want and what you must do. Chronic pain is defined as having pain for over
3 months. When it goes on this long, pain is often in the forefront of the mind
and constantly seeks attention. With help nearby in Watertown, back
pain patients don’t need to suffer. Watertown Wellness Center offers help via procedures
to reduce the cause of back pain which in turn may well help reduce depression.
Plus Watertown Wellness Center may share some cutting edge treatments like light therapy
that are newly research documented as being effective. It may be an additional modality that Watertown back pain sufferers may want to consider.
So how much does light therapy seem to help relieve or
alleviate the depression? A new study shows that pain intensity and depression
scores positively changed the most with light therapy (bright or low dose).
(2) That’s hopeful! Take
advantage of the sunny days in Watertown.
What else could be considered a way to deal with depression?
A visit to your Watertown chiropractor! On those cloudy, sad days, seeing
your Watertown chiropractor for some hands-on care (Our Cox Technic
spinal manipulation is soothing and gentle and relieving!), for some
nutritional suggestions like Vitamin D supplements, and for some listening just
may be the ticket to boost you toward healthier mind and body. Watertown Wellness Center
listens and cares about our Watertown back pain patients.
So contact Watertown Wellness Center when your back hurts and you find
that depression is keeping you down. Watertown Wellness Center is here to help.