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.

About This Condition

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.

How We Can Help

The doctors at Integrated Brain Centers 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.

About Us

The team of Functional Neurologists at Integrated Brain Centers are experts in helping patients of all ages suffering from concussion and brain injuries.