Chiropractic Help with Stress
By Sara Butler
Stress is a part of daily life. Some stress can be good for you and is needed in order to function, but a lot of the time stress can turn into a constant state of being – and this is where you run into problems. Stress can impact how well your body functions and can have a detrimental impact on your overall health if you’re not dealing with it properly. Lucky for you, your chiropractor can help you deal with your stress, and here’s how!
The Different Types of Stress
There isn’t simply one kind of stress – that would be way too easy! The different types of stress are:
- Physical – Physical stress can be something like the physical demands put on your body by your job, such as being on your feet for several hours at a time. Exercise can also be stress, albeit a healthy one, that will place wear and tear on your body if you’re not taking care of yourself right.
- Mental – This is the type of stress that can be very bad. The only time it’s not bad is when you’re fleeing from a threat, otherwise a constant state of mental stress can cause tense muscles, increased stress hormones, headaches, and can even be a precursor to diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
You noticed that working a physical job can add stress to your body, but so can a job where you don’t move around a lot. Too much sitting throughout your day can put a lot of stress and strain on your body. Repetitive motions can cause a lot of tension in your shoulders, neck, and arms.
How Chiropractic Can Help
One of the best ways to deal with stress and its impact on your body and health is to see your chiropractor regularly. Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve the tension as well as treat any joint dysfunction or restriction that has developed. Relieving muscle tension through adjustments can also help you to sleep better at night and calm any anxiety you may be feeling. Adjustments help your spine to stay balanced, and that helps your whole body to feel better and work better too!
If you feel you’re struggling with handling the stress of daily life, invest in a little self-care and get in to see your chiropractor at The Joint today!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.