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Do You Suffer From Depression?

While the precise origins of depression remain elusive in scientific inquiry, studies suggest a probable involvement of the brainstem and upper cervical spine in various mood disorders. The brainstem, situated at the uppermost part of the spine, plays a crucial role in regulating brain chemistry alongside other essential functions.

Receiving upper spine correction at Charlotte Family Chiropractic Clinic has the potential to substantially alleviate depression symptoms.

Even minor head, neck, or upper back injuries, such as concussions, can heighten the susceptibility to depression.


Research indicates that depression is frequently diagnosed in individuals with whiplash injuries, which directly impact the upper neck and lower brainstem.

Following head or neck trauma, mood disturbances may manifest immediately or gradually over months or even years. Encouraging recent studies demonstrate a "significant improvement" in depression assessment scores following specific upper cervical corrections. This noninvasive and secure alternative should serve as the initial step for anyone grappling with depression symptoms.

Charlotte chiropractor helps patients with depression

Do You Suffer From Depression?

A comprehensive diagnosis of major depression typically involves a combination of the following symptoms:

1. an inability to experience pleasure

2. a loss of interest in activities

3. feelings of self-hatred or guilt

4. difficulty concentrating or performing simple tasks

5. changes in sleep patterns such as oversleeping or insomnia

6. significant changes in weight

7. thoughts of suicide or self-harm.


Individuals experiencing true depression often exhibit a lack of smiling or laughter, may withdraw from social interactions, and may refuse visitors.


In severe cases, they may require assistance with eating and even rely on feeding tubes for sustenance, while emitting a palpable sense of anguish. Depression is not merely a state of mind but rather a distinct physical and medical condition with profound implications.

Is Medication Really The Solution To Depression?

Every day, millions of stressed-out Americans rely on pills, hopeful that these tiny capsules will work some sort of magic, alleviating their burdens and easing their stress.


They cling to the belief that perhaps this pill, that powdered substance, or those capsules will bring relief once they dissolve in their stomachs, traverse the bloodstream, and reach the brain, hoping for any semblance of relief from their current state of unease.

The Pharmaceutical Trap

It's hard to miss the pervasive advertising of various antidepressants on television. As you tune into these commercials, take note of the carefully chosen language they employ, suggesting that depression "may" stem from a chemical imbalance in the brain.


They then proceed to outline how their medication "can correct" this biochemical imbalance. The antidepressant pharmaceutical industry rakes in billions of dollars, yet many Americans are unaware that there's no definitive research proving depression's sole cause as a chemical imbalance in the brain.


The challenge with the notion that depression arises solely from a "chemical imbalance in the brain" lies in the fact that depression can both be triggered and resolved by life events.


In reality, the interplay between brain chemistry and life experiences is a two-way street: Life experiences influence brain chemistry as much as brain chemistry influences life experiences.

Charlotte chiropractor helps patients with depression decrease medication dependency

KCSC Procedure & Depression

Injuries affecting the head and neck region may cause misalignments in the upper spine, disrupting the normal transmission of nerve signals in the brain. This disruption can lead to a chemical imbalance, potentially triggering depression.


Through the KCSC procedure, these misalignments are targeted and corrected, restoring the brain's chemical equilibrium.


Patients commonly report marked enhancements in mood, energy levels, and overall wellness. Notably, many have successfully reduced or eliminated their reliance on medications following treatment.

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Dr. Arthur Plesa. Charlotte Chiropractor. Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

Dr. Arthur Plesa
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KCSC Procedure Founder

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