Stress and Your Nervous SystemJanuary 1, 2021
At one point or another in life, we have all experienced some sort of stress. That feeling that causes a person to feel overwhelmed and unable to manage their current state, brought on by stressors, has an effect both physically and mentally for a person. Our nervous system affects every part of our body through our spinal cord and brain. Tying in chiropractic with the above mentioned statement, care entails supporting the nervous system to help it overcome stress. Stress is a natural occurrence and unavoidable, however, there are ways to tackle it and chiropractic care is an easy route to take via a mind-body approach.
Stress and Your Nervous System
Any time our body is not in good alignment our nervous system is impacted and patients commonly report experiencing “pain,” “tightness,” or “inability to move well.” When there are misalignments, within the spinal column, a chiropractic adjustment allows for a better flow of input to our brain allowing for our nervous system to operate without impedances. When there are less impedances there is less muscle tension, less chemical inflammation and better bodily function.
As mentioned, stress leads to muscle tension, dysfunction with body posture, sleep disturbances and focus issues. Adjustments restore neural balance without the use of medication! Restoring proper spinal motion and function allows for the body to feel better and release endorphins which impact mood. Better mood equals less stress and less stress leads to better overall health.
Whether you are a newborn or 100 years of age, chiropractic care can help at any point in life, especially with stress. Infants can display stress via crying or tantrums while the elderly may complain of excessive pain. Promotion of quality sleep, improved digestion, increased bodily range of motion and relaxation are just some of the benefits a proper chiropractic adjustment can provide at any stage of life.
The Van Ness Chiropractic Difference
At Van Ness Chiropractic, we realize that managing stress and imbalance in the body is not one size fits all. We have the clinical knowledge and expert staff to offer targeted treatment and patient education that is effective and empowering. Call us today at 847-842-8070 to set up your appointment for a comprehensive examination and get on the road to health today. You can also visit us at vannesschiro.com to find out more.