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July 03, 2012
Back pain can be dispiriting, specifically chronic lower back pain that has persisted for more than three months. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc deals with patients with this problem every day. Every Fort Wayne 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers a chiropractic treatment plan to relieve the pain, thereby lowering the requirement for anti-depressant drugs. ("How long will it take?" is frequently a question. The solution: conceivably faster than you might believe.) But if you take anti-depressants, take comfort in knowing that you aren't the only one. Find out why…

Fort Wayne anti-depressant use may risk bone health.A lot of people in Fort Wayne are taking anti-depressants as if they were candy. One report states that Americans’ are using them 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, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is absolutely 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 Fort Wayne anti-depressant use.

So if you take antidepressants or know someone else in Fort Wayne who does, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 and magnesium, even exercise (4) for your brain, your depression, your bones, and your health!

Contact your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to discuss some of these healthier approaches.