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Stress Relief Through Chiropractic

By Sara Butler

There has been a lot of added stress in the lives of people throughout the country lately. Added stress in your life is not something you can avoid, but it is something you need to deal with. One way to deal with all the added stress in your life is with chiropractic! Chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce the effects of stress on your body; here’s how it works and how your chiropractor may be able to help!

Your Heart

One of the organs that stress is really tough on is the heart. Your heart rate is one way in which you can determine how healthy your nervous system is and how much stress your body is under -- specifically your heart rate variability.

Heart rate variability is the balance between the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system and your parasympathetic nervous system. If your heart rate variability is off kilter then it puts you at risk for heart problems, including cardiac death.

Chiropractic care has been found to have a positive impact on heart rate and heart rate variability. This serves to highlight how chiropractic care is not just a treatment for back and neck pain, but a treatment that can have an impact on your overall health and wellness, and help your body to deal with stress more effectively.

Manage Stress

One of the cornerstones of the chiropractic philosophy is the idea that if your body has the opportunity it will heal itself. Chiropractic care can help give your body the opportunity to heal from the stress you experience.

A way that stress often manifests itself is through muscle tension. Muscle tension can eventually lead to decreased health and function of your spine and central nervous system. When your central nervous system isn’t functioning correctly, then neither can the rest of your body. By helping to treat the muscle tension caused by stress, your chiropractor is helping to improve the function and health of your entire body! Plus, you’ll feel better and will be better equipped to deal with the stress that does come your way!

If you deal with stress in your life, which is every person, then you need to start seeking chiropractic care regularly. You don’t even have to go in for an adjustment if you’ve never seen a chiropractor before, just go in to discuss what chiropractic is all about and how it may be able to help you lead a happier and healthier life. 

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