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Chiropractic Care May Help With Stress

By Paul Rothbart

Stress is a part of life. There's no getting around it, it's going to happen. Between making a living, taking care of a home and family, and looking out for your health, you will feel stressed from time to time. Although stress can't be eliminated altogether, it can be managed. Reducing stress to more tolerable levels is good for your mental and physical health. There are several things you can do to help manage stress. Seeing a chiropractor may provide assistance in managing stress.

How Stress Can Hurt Your Health

Chronic stress can have a negative impact on your overall health. When you feel stressed, your body tends to tighten up. You may sit or stand with your spine and neck curved into unnatural positions. This generally causes pain as well as subluxations that can press on the spinal cord and cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. 

When you feel stress, you may seek to relieve by overeating, perhaps with junk food. This will also harm your health if it is continual. Chronic stress can make it difficult to sleep, focus, and make decisions. All of this can turn into a negative cycle that continues to diminish health.

Ways to Manage Stress

Relaxation is one of the best ways to combat chronic stress. Practices such as meditation and yoga can be very helpful when included in a daily routine. Engaging in hobbies that you enjoy and socializing with friends and family can also help reduce stress. Regular exercise, drinking water, and eating well are all essential to reducing and managing stress. Avoid harmful substances such as tobacco and excessive amounts of alcohol. They will only provide temporary relief. They harm your health which will increase stress.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

Although not commonly known, many chiropractic patients report that they are better able to manage stress when receiving regular treatment. A chiropractor will find any subluxations that have been caused by poor posture due to stress. Adjustments will fix the problems, relieving pain and other physical ailments. When your body feels better, stress is reduced. Many patients also find that they sleep better. An adjusted body with less pain relaxes more easily. Better sleep will always lead to better health. This is another contributor to reduced stress levels. 

Stress is unavoidable but it doesn't have to be chronic. Taking the necessary steps to reduce and manage stress will improve overall health. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that regularly seeing a chiropractor is one of the best weapons in fighting chronic stress.

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

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