Chiropractic Care for Stress
Everyone experiences stress, but we all cope in different ways. Hickory Chiropractic Clinic can help you manage your stress! Our doctors focus on the spine, which is the root of the nervous system. One of the effects of chronic stress is muscle tension and contraction, which can lead to uneven pressure on the skeleton, in turn leading to subluxations. Spinal adjustments from our chiropractors can help ease muscle tension, easing the stress on certain parts of the skeleton. Relieving subluxations is an effective way to manage personal stress.
Nutrition is also an essential component of stress management, which is why Hickory Chiropractic Clinic offers a wide range of supplements and advice to help you to manage stress.
How Stress Affects Your Body
Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration. Worrying about your job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, arguing with your spouse — all these create stress. 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.
You may feel physical stress as the result of too much to do, not enough sleep, a poor diet or the effects of an illness. Stress can also be mental: when you worry about money, a loved one’s illness, retirement, or experience an emotionally devastating event, such as the death of a spouse or being fired from work.
However, much of our stress comes from less dramatic everyday responsibilities. Obligations and pressures which are both physical and mental are not always obvious to us. In response to these daily strains your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. This response is intended to help your body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation.
Contact us today to learn how chiropractic care can reduce the effects of stress in your life!