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Is Stress Causing Pain in Your Life? Learn to Cope!

By Genevieve Cunningham

Stress can be painful. It's not just painful to your schedule when you can't squeeze in another appointment or meeting. It's not just painful to your pocketbook when you're suffering financially. Stress can be physically painful. But why? And what are we supposed to do about it? If you're suffering from the discomforts of stress, take a look at these methods for dealing with the pain and feeling better than ever before. 

Causes of Stress

Stress has many causes. Though the cause will be different for everyone, there are a few common culprits. Work, family obligations, and finances tend to be some of the most common causes of excessive stress. 

Common Stress Related Discomforts

So what kind of pain comes about because of stress? For many, stress pain often manifests as headaches, back pain, neck discomfort, or joint stiffness. It's as if the stress causes our bodies to hold tension, and as a result, we are riddled with ongoing pain. Though these pains can certainly be caused by other things, it's a good idea to suspect stress for most people.

How to Deal

To deal with the pain, you'll need a management technique -- or perhaps even a few -- in your arsenal. Some ideas for stress and pain relief include: 

  • Lessen your obligations - If you have too much on your plate, you're going to be stressed. Lower the number of obligations that you have, and you may reduce the stress and the pain too.

  • Exercise - Exercise can really help stretch out muscles, create strength and balance, and keep pain away. Try walking, swimming, or yoga. Try dance. Try aerobics. It doesn't matter what you try as long as it fits your body's needs and your lifestyle. 

  • Chiropractic care - Chiropractic care might help lower stress and pain. How? By removing tension. Chiropractors remove joint restrictions from the body, which then reduces tension, and eventually eliminates the pain. Plus, it might also bring other benefits such as better sleep, better focus, and even a stronger immune system. Less stress, less pain, and better health -- it's a win all the way around. 

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your stress related pains, visit The Joint Chiropractic. The last thing you need when getting care is more stress! Luckily, The Joint makes it easy. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get quality care without the hassle. Stress is here to stay, but you can definitely learn to manage it better! Get moving toward less stress and better health with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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