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How to Reduce Pain During Stress

By Lana Bandoim

How often do you experience pain while dealing with stressful situations? Research shows that stress can aggravate pain and make it more intense. However, chiropractors suggest the following ways to fight it.

Focus on Healthy Living

Although stress can make it harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise still need to be a priority. The pain will increase without the right nutrition and activities. Chiropractors strongly recommend maintaining a healthy diet and workout routine despite the stress. Continue to avoid junk food, skip fast food, exercise regularly and drink more water.

Visit a Chiropractor

When you visit the chiropractor, talk about the stress levels and explain how they are affecting the pain. Chiropractors can make suggestions that may reduce or eliminate the pain. In addition, a chiropractic adjustment can inspire you to stay healthy and continue fighting stress.

Unplug

Sometimes hearing negative stories on the news or social media can contribute to stress. Consider unplugging on the weekends or a couple of weekdays to avoid the negativity. Many people report feeling happier and notice less pain when they avoid the constant stream of news.

You do not have to unplug permanently to see results. A couple of hours or days without social media, ringing phones or endless texts can help. Try to turn off the TV and phone for a couple of hours to see how the silence affects you.

Find an Escape

During stressful times, it may be necessary to find an escape or distraction to stay healthy and reduce pain. Studies show that distractions can make you forget about the pain. Consider doing something fun such as reading a favorite book, cooking an exciting recipe or shopping in a new store. Try to do these activities with family or friends to make them more enjoyable.

The escape or distraction can last for a couple of hours, but the impact may be longer. It can free the mind and body from thinking about pain. It may help you forget about the stress and decrease it.

When the pain is too much to handle, visit The Joint Chiropractic to get a personalized care plan. The licensed professionals are ready to reduce the pain and offer a variety of treatment options. The Joint’s convenient locations are open nights and weekends so you can find the best time to visit. There are also no insurance requirements that can increase your stress and pain.

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

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