“It has been long speculated that chiropractic interventions may affect mental health problems. One such intervention, an Orthospinology technique to correct the occipitoatlantoaxial subluxation complex using the Grostic procedure, has been anecdotally noted to improve depressive symptoms,” note researchers.
To test this hypothesis, the investigators followed 15 adults who were both clinically depressed and had an upper cervical subluxation. They underwent chiropractic care using the Grostic procedure.
“These participants were administered the Beck Depression Inventory II prior to a Grostic correction of the upper cervical complex, as well as post-procedurally.”
Results revealed a marked reduction in depression scores following the intervention.
JVSR – November 7, 2005:1-4.