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Anxiety and Chiropractic
A recent study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, describes a 19-year old female diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) who suffered from organic and psychiatric symptoms for two years.
After a four-month course of chiropractic care, the young woman reported an 80% reduction in her anxiety symptoms, including a 90% decrease in her headaches. The patient was able to resume a normal lifestyle without resorting to prescription or over-the-counter drugs.The patient's previous medical treatment had included multiple emergency room visits; private specialists; and a rotation of drug therapies including Paxil, Xanax, and Celexa -- which all failed to manage her symptoms.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety is the most common mental health illness, affecting more than 19 million Americans ages 18-54. These patients make three to five times more visits to doctors' offices and emergency rooms and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that direct healthcare costs and lost productivity of these conditions cost more than $42 billion per year.
The drug therapies commonly used in treatment for mental health disorders have recently come under closer scrutiny because of their poor rate of effectiveness and potentially deadly side effects, including increased suicidal tendencies in young people.
Despite this, most consumers are not given information on non-drug options and remain unaware of the benefits and cost savings that complementary and alternative care may offer.
If we can succeed with difficult cases like this, what can we do to keep you and your family as healthy...and as happy as possible?
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I have been seeing Dr. Kay and he has been awesome. Everyone in their office is very helpful and inviting. I would highly recommend them!
Dr. Jeff (Harris) and the front staff at Kay Harris are simply wonderful. They are so accomodating to families (showing up late/early, rescheduling last minute, etc). The office is always busy, but I've never had to wait longer than 5 minutes to see Dr. Jeff.
I didn't realize all of the benefits of chiropractic care until I started taking my newborn there and was able to see improvements within a few treatments. Now my entire family goes to see Dr, Jeff, including myself.
We are truly grateful for the care we have received from Dr. Harris and the team at Kay Harris Chiropractic. Dr. Harris helped me overcome the challenges of chronic neck and back pain. He also assisted our children with attention and digestive issues. There has been a significant improvement in our children's immune system since commencing regular chiropractic care. Neither child has had a fever in almost one year! Our entire family visits Dr. Harris on a regular basis to ensure we maintain a healthy immune system. We highly recommend Dr. Harris for full family chiropractic care.
I want to share my experience with Kay Harris Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Since the very first time I phoned the office, in severe pain, I was treated with respect, kindness and empathy. I was fit in the same day as a new patient/emergency. Since that visit, and every visit thereafter, I have also been treated with kindness, respect, empathy and concern. I have arrived in a lot of pain, I have been in tears, I have felt discouraged...and every time I leave there feeling better then when I arrived. They do not treat you like you are entering a business, they treat you like a friend. From the ladies at the front desk, to my favorite Chiropractor, Dr. Dan Kay, I am treated with respect and kindness. Everything is explained as you go along. Everyone is positive and encouraging. I highly recommend this Chiropractic office. Thank you everyone for always being just plain old nice...it is so appreciated.