Managing Your Stress
Stress is a reality of life. The good news is that chiropractic care is useful in helping individuals manage their stress and live a happier, healthier life.
There are three basic “channels” through which we perceive stress: traumas, thoughts and toxins.
- Traumas: Physical stress like accidents, strains, and sprains are easy to understand as a source of stress. However, one of the biggest physical stresses we are subjected to is sitting for long periods of time.
- Thoughts: Emotional stress can be much trickier to identify as being “busy” or “stressed” is often what is considered normal in our modern world. Stress from work, family life, and unhealthy or toxic relationships, can have long reaching and enormous effects on our body and nervous system. Feeling tired, worn down, having mood swings, or poor sleep are good indications that your emotional stress is taking a toll on your quality of life.
- Toxins: Chemical stress comes from both our internal and external environment. Our diet, smoking, and excessive or unnecessary medications can all move our body away from balance.
When under stress, the body’s fight or flight response is triggered. Your sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which means your heart beats faster and your senses become more acute. This is a protective mechanism. However, the danger is that in modern society, we have become overstressed. Chronic stress on the body can manifest as high blood pressure, migraine headaches, autoimmune disorders, and more. While stress can be beneficial in certain high-performance situations, experiencing it constantly will leave you significantly worse for wear.
Luckily, chiropractic care can help you manage your stress. After all, chiropractic focuses on the spine, which is the root of the central nervous system and overall health. Call today to experience how chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate the effects of your chronic stress, thus helping you lead a more fruitful and productive life.