Don't Stress! Chiropractic Care can Help
By Donna Stark
Hurt your back while lifting your toddler over your head? That’s a pretty good reason to see your local chiropractor. Or, are you grabbing your hip every time you get up from a chair? Well, that’s a good reason too. In fact, when most people are suffering from pain and discomfort, chiropractic care is often their first choice for treatment. Simply put, chiropractic care is your best bet for dealing with those daily aches and pains that come from physical activity. But what about the other type of pain? What about the pain that is caused by daily stress and anxiety? Did you know that chiropractic care can help with that too?
Stress, Stress, and More Stress
Stress can be broken down into three different categories: bodily, environmental, and emotional. Let’s take a look at them here.
- Bodily - Bodily stress can come from such things as illness, injury, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep
- Environmental - This kind of stress can come from noise, crowds, poor air quality, and unstable political conflict
- Emotional - Stress can come from emotional events too, such as divorce, death, a new job, and relocating
Everybody responds to stress in their own personal way … some positive, others negative, some physical, others emotional ... but no matter which direction you personally take, you can be sure that your central nervous system plays a huge role in the way your body responds.
Chiropractic Care for Stress
Perhaps your breathing speeds up or your heart rate increases when you become stressed or anxious. Maybe your other senses become heightened as well. That’s what stress does, it fires up your central nervous system and your body responds in kind. And when the stress goes away, your nervous system communicates that message to your body, and everything returns to normal. Or so it should. Sometimes, that message fails to get sent or sometimes people experience persistent, recurring stress over and over again. When that happens, the result is often pain, moodiness, and depression.
Chiropractic care is a safe and all-natural approach to dealing with stress, anxiety, and its residual effects. It restores normal function to your nervous system, which allows your body to deal with those issues more effectively. When your nerves are irritated or restricted, stress, anxiety, and pain will often increase. Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can relieve these irritations and restrictions though, and with regular chiropractic treatments, the function of the nervous system will be improved. Your local chiropractor plays such an important role with your overall wellness because their help is far-reaching and definitely goes beyond just physical pain relief.
So come on in to The Joint Chiropractic today! With more than 400 locations nationwide, no appointment or referral needed, and convenient weekend hours, it couldn’t be any easier. No fuss, and definitely, no stress!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vancouver, Wash.