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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka Encourages Adding Mindfulness to Chiropractic Back Pain Care

Mind-body-SPINE connection. We hear much about the mind-body connection. Since we’re a member of the chiropractic profession, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka adds “spine” to this connection, rendering it much more specific to what we see in our Sitka back pain and neck pain patients. When the spine hurts, the mind and body can’t help but hurt, too. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka designs individualized Sitka chiropractic treatment plans for spine pain, back pain, neck pain and related arm and leg pain sufferers that incorporate chiropractic treatment, nutrition, and home exercise. The addition of mindfulness practices to such spine care practices is many times beneficial and encouraged.


Spine pain, back pain, neck pain wears on a person. Pain often holds a sufferer back from doing what he or she wants/needs to do and from enjoying life. When working with your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka on the physical pain relief, a back pain sufferer can choose a mindful approach to coping with the mind and its struggle with the pain and associated depression and/or varying levels of sadness is found to help. In a study of mindfulness-based therapy specifically for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, researchers found that mindfulness-based therapy had a positive effect on pain beliefs and psychological well-being. (1) Additionally, researchers uncovererd that even in countries with well-developed and accessible mental health services, those services are not well-utilized. It is better than it used to be with all the attention mental health has seen lately. Many do not seek it out as they may. One interesting note about those who do seek help stemmed from their knowing someone with a mental health issue which supportively motivated them to seek help for their own issue. (2) Whether you know someone who suffers with a mental health issue or not, do not avoid pursuing assistance with depression related to Sitka back pain. Today, there are numerous options to get support for pain-related depression. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers evidence-based treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to cope with the physical part of spine pain and encourages our Sitka back pain sufferers to consider utilizing a mindfulness practice to cope with the mind’s mental aspect of spine pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the spinal care for back pain relief with Cox® Technic and integration of methods like mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, etc.

Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Managing the “spine” part of the mind-body-spine connection is chiropractic’s forte. Including a mindfulness approach is a Sitka chiropractic patient’s choice, one that is proving positive.

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka presents the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy for sufferers dealing with depression and frustration with back pain. 
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