Back pain can be tormenting, particularly chronic lower back pain that has persisted for more than three months. Vancouver Spine Care Centre deals with patients with this problem every day. Every Vancouver chiropractic back pain patient handles it in various ways. A few will exercise more. Some will eat more. Some will sit more. Some will look to anti-depressant drugs. Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers a chiropractic treatment plan to lessen the pain, thereby lowering the want for anti-depressant drugs. ("How long will it take?" is frequently a question. The solution: conceivably quicker than you think is possible.) But if you take anti-depressants, take some solace in knowing that you aren't alone. Find out why…
Unfortunately, a lot of Vancouver residents are taking anti-depressants as if they were candy. One report tells us that Americans’ are utilizing anti-depressants in an increasing number. (1,5) 27 million in 2005! (2) Statistically speaking, women use them more than men. (5) Many people end up taking them for smaller bouts of depression without understanding the bigger risks associated with their use. (1) Now, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is without a doubt NOT suggesting anyone to take themselves off any medication. We simply want to provide you research findings and present some healthy approaches to dealing with Vancouver anti-depressant use.
So if you take antidepressants or know someone else in Vancouver who does, Vancouver Spine Care Centre urges you to note the following hazard to your health.
It has been shown that antidepressants would have a direct action on bone metabolism and would be associated with increased fracture risk. An exhaustive systematic research study of 34 studies (1,217,464 individuals) performed between 1966 and April 2011 shows a 42%, 47%, and 38% increased risk for non-vertebral, hip, and spine fractures, respectively. Bottomline: Results from this large study showed antidepressant use is associated with a moderate and clinically significant increase in the risk of fractures of all types. (3)
So, we don’t want you or any other chiropractic patient to worry about anti-depressant use. Just think about doing something positive to counteract the negative results of anti-depressants on bone metabolism, if possible. Take calcium
, vitamin D
, even exercise (4)
for your brain, your depression, your bones, and your health!
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