Chiropractic and Stress
Millions of Americans feel the negative effects of stress every day. In fact, many Americans suffer from chronic stress. Factors include worrying about job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, or arguing with your spouse. They can be physical (car accident, repetitive motion), emotional (deadlines, death in the family), or even chemical (too much caffeine, hormonal imbalance).
If you’re feeling the effects of stress, it’s important that you do whatever you can to avoid the negative effects. Chronic stress can lead to severe health problems. According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, fifty-four percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives and two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to seek help for stress.
Our Chiropractors will ask questions to determine what issues are contributing to your discomfort and stress. Then, a plan can be laid out to eliminate those issues through chiropractic adjustments. This is typically done through manipulating the back by a therapeutic intervention on the joints along the spine. Physical responses to stress are not to be taken lightly. An increase in blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and dementia are the nervous system’s response to stress. Stress can also cause chronic systemic inflammation which contributes to the development of many degenerative diseases.
Benefits of Receiving Chiropractic Adjustments
There are many benefits that come with receiving chiropractic adjustments including:
- Reduced stress with regular adjustments
- Lower blood pressure
- Facilitate proper bowel functions
- Relief from neck and lower back pain
- Healthy Lifestyle
Chiropractic care is essential to healthy function of the nervous system, which contains the brain and spinal cord. Chiropractic adjustments activate the parasympathetic system, which calms the “fight or flight” reaction triggered in the sympathetic system. Research has also shown that chiropractic can reduce blood pressure. By working with the spine, the base from which stress impulses radiate throughout the body, our chiropractors can help you cope better with stress.
Chiropractic adjustments release muscle tension, soothe irritated spinal nerves and improve blood circulation—changes that can often alert the brain to switch off the fight-or-flight response so the body can return to a more relaxed state. Our chiropractors can also recommend nutritional supplementation, rehabilitative exercises, deep-tissue massage, relaxation techniques and postural changes to help you manage stress.
While it’s impossible to completely eliminate stress, regular chiropractic care can help negate some of its effects and prevent long-term damage to the body. To talk to one of our chiropractors about the stress you’re experiencing, schedule a consultation today by calling 877-881-4878 (HURT).
We have 7 locations throughout South Florida in Pompano Beach, North Miami, West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Miami Airport, Miami Lakes and Kendall.