Any kind of stress threatens your balance or homeostasis. When something is out of balance your stress response attempts to ease that stressor and renew calmness. “When you are faced with a stressful situation, the adrenals produce hormones that allow the body to divert energy away from day-to-day maintenance and put it all toward getting you through the task at hand,” says Alan Christianson, ND, in The Adrenal Reset Diet.
James Wilson, ND, DC, Ph.D., in Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome stated that “stress can be physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious, or a combination of these, it is important to know that your adrenals respond to every kind of stress the same, whatever the source.”
The medical profession has a tendency to put a “band-aid” on symptoms instead of going to the source of the problem, so they tend to prescribe medication for pain, stress, etc. However, a majority of people do not like how medications make them feel, so people are starting to realize that chiropractic care is not just for back and neck pain relief and it is a natural way of healing the body therefore, they are taking advantage of chiropractic care. Chiropractors will tell you that if your spine is misaligned it can cause a number of health issues including, digestive problems, headaches, stress, and anxiety. Because the spine is the root of the nervous system, chiropractors focus on adjustments to the spine.
If you stop and think about how you notice your stress, you will realize that you might clench your teeth or tighten your shoulders. If left unchecked, over time your stress/anxiety and tension will build up in the joints and muscles which leads to pain.
When you are in pain it is hard to do everyday tasks, including walking. With chiropractic care through adjustments and treatment, it will help loosen and ease the tension and restore your body’s natural balance.
There is a wide range of benefits to those looking for relief from stress through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is not just adjustments to your spine, it can include an exercise program, traction, nutrition counseling, and various other care.
There are several ways chiropractic care can help reduce stress. The following are the benefits of chiropractic care and stress:
Correcting misalignments in the spine through chiropractic care it will improve the nervous system function. If the nervous system is working properly, it can help lessen stress levels because it increases communication between the brain and the body.
Chiropractic care can help improve circulation, which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells, and it improves the efficiency of the circulation system then reduces the effects of stress.
When muscles are relaxed, the body copes better with stress, and chiropractic adjustments can reduce the tension in the muscles.
With regular chiropractic adjustments, your mood will improve, which helps reduce stress.
Improving sleep quality through chiropractic care reduces fatigue and improves mental accuracy.
Most people do not have great posture and this causes unnecessary stress on your spine. Chiropractic care can help improve your posture and with posture exercises and relaxation techniques, your body will have less stress.
If you have poor eating habits you can be causing a variety of problems – blood sugar imbalances that can lead to mood swings, poor concentration, and fatigue while too much caffeine can disrupt your sleep and increase the levels of cortisol, which is one of the stress hormones.
If you are serious about dealing with stress and anxiety and you want to be able to handle it in the future, the best way is to get chiropractic care.