Too Much Stress: The Harms and Solutions

By Genevieve Cunningham

Stress is an unfortunate but unavoidable part of everyone’s life. Jobs, bills, families, kids … you name it and it probably causes a bit of stress. While a little stress probably won’t cause too much damage, excessive stress can wreak havoc on the body and mind. So what is the real harm in too much stress, and more importantly, what can we do about it? Take a look at these dangers and solutions to living a life of too much stress.

The Dangers

  • High Blood Pressure - Too much stress can raise blood pressure, which can then lead to headaches, light headedness, and long-term heart problems.

  • Headaches - Even if your blood pressure isn’t significantly raised by stress, that same stress can still cause a debilitating headache. This pain tends to start unexpectedly and stick around for a while with little in the way of relief.

  • Back and Neck Pain - Stress causes us to hold tension in the spine, which then causes pain in the back, neck, or various other parts of the body. This pain is often long lasting, as it’s incredibly difficult to release the tension once it is present.

The Solutions

  • Get a Stress Relieving Routine - A hot shower at the end of the day, yoga after work, or a quick jog after dinner might all help to alleviate stress. Find what works for you, and stick with it for long-term results.

  • Get Chiropractic Care - Many people are surprised that this form of health care can reduce stress, but it really can! Chiropractors may be able to reduce or even eliminate the tension that builds in the spine from stress. Once released, the pain and stiffness are reduced and the body feels much better. And relieving literal physical stress in the body and spine also helps to lower emotional and mental stress, meaning you feel more relaxed and comfortable on a regular basis.

If you would like to get chiropractic care to help ease your stress and your pain, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier and lower stress than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the worry. You’ll also love their chiropractors who are friendly, professional, and truly care about your personal health and well-being. Too much stress can definitely harm your health and life. Get moving toward a stress-free path starting with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. 

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