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Dear Chiropractor: Help Me Kick The Habit: Katie Gilbert. Psychology Today Online, July 2006.
Beating addiction may take an extra nudge from the chiropractor... But what does the spine have to do with addiction? The connection may be explained by the presence, or absence, of brain chemicals that make us feel good. When the spinal cord and its nerves are in proper order, chemicals known as neurotransmitters are released in a specific sequence, like falling dominoes. The result: A state of wellbeing. However, subluxations or misalignments of the spine can cause pressure and tension on surrounding tissue, interrupting this feel-good sequence