Obsessive-CompulsiveDisorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a psychological disorder that affects many people.

It can be extremely debilitating and affect a patient’s lifestyle, work, and relationships. Traditional medical treatments include pills and psychotherapy. Chiropractic neurology provides adjunctive or alternative therapy that is free from the side-effects of medical options.

OCD Symptoms

In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, patients have persistent thoughts that do not go away, and this leads them to perform certain actions or rituals to calm those thoughts. The actions only temporarily provide relief and not performing them causes anxiety. 20% of people with OCD also have tics, which are related to Tourette's Syndrome.


Anxiety Implications

Those suffering from the anxiety disorder of OCD can engage in behaviors such as excessive cleaning or hand washing, obsession with thoughts about sex, violence, or religion, and activities such as hoarding, checking, number aversion, or certain rituals that are time-consuming and sometimes harmful to finances or relationships.


Potential Causes of OCD

The causes are generally still unknown to the medical community, although there are biological factors that may be involved, such as low serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain. Some even say streptococcus bacteria can lead to this disorder in children. Environmental stressors are also suspected, such as abuse, illness, major life events and relationship difficulties.

Why People Choose CIN for Therapy

The doctors at Colorado Integrative Neurology specialize in chiropractic neurology, using both the brain systems and body systems to rehabilitate the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. They believe that since the brain controls all body systems, and because the body is interconnected, working with both is the best form of therapy. After a neurological evaluation, our doctors will design a plan to stabilize the function of your brain and ease the disruptive symptoms of OCD.

The doctors at Colorado Integrative Neurology specialize in a holistic therapies for a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, including patients who suffer from concussions, vertigo, chronic pain, headaches and more. Meet our team and request an appointment with CIN today.

Request a Free Discovery Session

With a free discovery session at Colorado Integrative Neurology, you will get a chance to discuss your case with the doctor and will walk away empowered with a clear understanding of how we can help you. We will ensure your questions and concerns are heard and addressed and will offer recommendations if we are not the right fit for you. Request a session with CIN today.