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How Chiropractic Care May Lower Stress

By Ashley Chapman

Stress is a common health condition that is hard to avoid. Whether it is work or home related, stress is almost unavoidable. What is important to know is that there are ways to help treat and lower your levels of stress. Chiropractic care may help lower pain caused by stress, but also give you strategies on how to cope with it.

Read more to find out the health risks associated with stress, what chiropractors do and the long-term benefits.

Health Risks 

It is vital to be aware of the health risks that are associated with stress. According to the American Psychological Association, stress is the number one cause of sleeping problems. Along with sleeping problems, long-term stress may lead to other health problems, including, obesity, diabetes, headaches and depression.

What do Chiropractors do?

Understanding a chiropractor is dedicated to the well-being of their patient is important. Focusing on the joint and spine, a chiropractor uses manipulation and adjustments to increase flexibility and increase range of motion in neck, back and leg areas. Each manipulation and adjustment is specific to each individual, so pressure and locations of adjustments will vary.

Seeing a chiropractor is not only beneficial for pain and joint relief, but for your overall health. Along with relieving pain, chiropractic care is also involved with keeping an active and healthy lifestyle.

Alleviating Stress 

Stress can cause chronic pain such as headaches, tightness in the neck and upper back and cause loss of sleep. Chiropractic adjustments can release tension in areas that may be causing pain. Along with adjustments, a chiropractor may give suggestions and exercises you can work on at home, to use when you are feeling stressed.

Long-Term Benefits 

Chiropractic care has long-term benefits to your health.

Along with improving pain and tension caused by stress, seeing a chiropractor long-term can increase your overall health. These improvements may include:

  • Increased flexibility (which lowers tension and pain)
  • Decrease in joint pain
  • Decrease in chronic headaches or migraines

It is important to remember that seeing a chiropractor is a lifestyle change. Once you have relief from pain and discomfort, it is important to continue to visit your chiropractor as a form of routine care.

For more information about chiropractic care, check The Joint Chiropractic.  There are many options for walk-in visits and the pricing makes seeing a chiropractor more affordable! Chiropractors not only care about your pain, but also about living a healthy lifestyle.

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

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