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The Effects of Stress and How Chiropractic Care Helps

By Donna Stark 

If you have hurt your back while swinging a golf club or if your joints have seen better days, visiting a chiropractor may be the best decision you can make. In fact, when most people are experiencing pain and discomfort, chiropractic care is often their go-to treatment. It's safe, effective, and completely all-natural, and it can do wonders for a body that is hurting. But what if your body is hurting from other things? Things that stem from stress? Can chiropractic care help with that? You bet! And your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can't wait to tell you all about it.

How Your Body Reacts to Stress

Many different things can occur the instant your body becomes stressed. Your breathing may speed up, your heart rate may increase, your stomach may become upset, or your muscles may become tense. And if you are dealing with stress over time, you could be looking at even more significant issues, such as depression, chronic fatigue, illness, and disease. The common factor in all of these though, is that your body's nervous system plays a key role.

The Role of Your Nervous System

When stress comes in to attack, your nervous system sounds the alarm ... and your body responds in kind. And when the attack has stopped, your nervous system lets your body know so that everything can return to normal as quickly as possible. It's a great system when it works, but just imagine what would happen if the message to calm down failed to send or became hindered along the way. Your body would be in a constant state of unrest and that can lead to serious health issues down the road.

Chiropractic Care to the Rescue

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective approach to dealing with the effects that stress can have on your body. By removing nerve interference and soothing irritated nerves, it can help restore optimal function to your nervous system. And those messages that need to be sent throughout your body? Well, they will finally have a clear path! Simply put, when your nervous system is functioning as it should, your body will follow suit.

So, are you ready to say goodbye to the pain caused by chronic stress? If so, head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today! With their stress-free visits, they are ready and waiting to help you feel better than ever before! 

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

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