12-step programs and rehabilitation are both common and effective treatment strategies for addiction. In fact, their rates of success have been some of the highest among all chemical dependence treatment plans.
In recent years, it has been discovered that alternative forms of treatment can also be quite effective in the treatment of chemical dependence. An increasingly popular form of treatment is chiropractic care. Studies have indicated chiropractic care to be extremely helpful in recovery from drug and alcohol dependence. Additionally, there’s no denying that chiropractic care is relaxing in general.
Feeling Better Helps to Create a More Successful Recovery
When it comes to chemical dependence treatment, chiropractic care serves a much deeper purpose than allowing patients to feel those wonderful cracks and pops in their necks and backs. In fact, an aligned back and neck are both medically proven to boost levels of dopamine in the brain. Consequently, chiropractic care is the perfect additional treatment to use in conjunction with drug and alcohol rehab.
Under normal circumstances, dealing with a stiff neck or back is already quite a burden. Attempting to recover from a life-gripping chemical dependence with these ailments is even worse. Not many people know it, but the spine serves an important purpose in the overall nervous system of the body. The spine is responsible for transmitting messages and feelings to the brain, and they are essentially the “information highway” for transmitting pain/pleasure signals from the extremities.