Need Some Help Handling Stress?
By Sandy Schroeder
If stress has a grip on your life, you know all too well how it feels. Stress can create tension headaches, back pain, heart palpitations or indigestion. It may cloud your thinking, make you edgy, angry or sad. It may also cause you to eat too much, smoke too much, or drive too fast.
When we mix this heavy stress impact with normal fast-paced routines filled with deadlines and decisions, everything becomes more intense. All of us handle a steady flow of people and problems every day that really require us to be fairly stress-free.
The Chiropractor's Answers
Calming down as you loosen the grip on stress could start with your chiropractor. The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area is staffed with chiropractors who will recognize the symptoms and be prepared to help you deal with the situation.
When you come in, they will talk with you about your stress, helping you pinpoint where the stress may be coming from. They will review your regular routines and check your medical history. Bring your questions and concerns as you get to know your chiropractor.
At that point, your chiropractor will explain the whole person natural approach to spinal health that corrects dysfunctions in the spine. That adjustment may result in far-reaching pain relief in areas such as the back, neck, sciatic nerve, or other joints. At the same time a spinal adjustment may generate a feeling of relaxation, better sleep, clearer thinking or more energy. That, in turn, may work to help you cope with your stress.
As you experience the results, you and your chiropractor can set up a plan of attack, which could be weekly 15-minute adjustment sessions to help maintain the momentum.
At the same time, you may want to try mindfulness meditation, yoga if your doctor approves, tai chi or deep breathing. The Harvard health community endorses these methods as ways to help you relax while lowering your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen consumption and stress hormones.
The American Chiropractic Association suggests reaching out to friends and family, finding ways to laugh, pausing for a cup of tea, getting outside in your garden or favorite park, or turning on your favorite tunes. Whatever makes you pause, relax, and smile may be the way to let the stress go.
Visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more. The Joint simplifies everything. An affordable healthcare program eliminates the need for insurance for services. Extended weekend and evening hours make visits convenient, and walk-in visits are welcome.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.