Mental Health Specialist

Restoration Osteopathic Medicine

Chronic Pain Medicine & Auto Injury Specialists located in Vancouver, WA

Chronic illness and stubborn pain can take a toll on your mental health. Restoration Osteopathic Medicine in Vancouver, Washington, provides the support you need to feel better. The expert providers know that the systems in your body work together. When one system isn't working well, the effects can spread throughout your body and mind. But osteopathic medicine can help. This holistic approach to health care determines what's causing your symptoms. Your provider can use this information to heal your body. If you feel depressed or anxious, let Restoration Osteopathic Medicine. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Mental Health Q & A

What's the link between chronic pain and mental health?

Living with chronic pain can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Your pain may interfere with your sleep, appetite, and ability to perform your daily activities. Over time, these side effects can trigger depression or anxiety.

Symptoms of these conditions can include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight changes
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Persistent feelings of sadness
  • Constant stress
  • Feeling tense, nervous, or restless
  • Loss of pleasure or interest in activities

Left untreated, depression and anxiety can put your health at risk. But treatment helps resolve your pain and stabilize your mood.

How are mental health concerns treated?

Many doctors treat anxiety and depression with medications like SSRIs. These drugs can be a helpful tool for dealing with mental illness. But people with chronic pain may benefit from other treatments.

At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, you can receive a customized treatment plan. Your provider works to get to the root of your pain. Next, they identify treatments that can resolve the underlying problem. 

If you're living with chronic pain, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may help. OMT uses hands-on techniques to correct misalignments in your bones and joint tissue. These treatments can boost blood flow, ease pain, and promote healing. 

How can osteopathic medicine help me improve my mental health?

Chronic pain isn't the only symptom that can affect your mental health. Many other illnesses also have an impact on your mood. Unfortunately, these conditions can sometimes be hard to diagnose. Too often, doctors prescribe medication without investigating possible causes of anxiety or depression.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) are different. They view your body as a complex, extensive system. DOs know that illness in one part of the body can affect the other parts. They take a holistic approach to improve your overall wellness. 

Rather than masking symptoms with medication, they take a closer look at your body to identify the cause of your symptoms. Once your provider has a diagnosis, they provide effective, evidence-based treatments. 

If you struggle with symptoms of anxiety or depression, the DOs at Restoration Osteopathic Medicine can help. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.