Generally, when we feel overwhelmed or overloaded with tasks, we use the term “stress.” Stress is essentially the feeling of pressure. Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our wellbeing is a stress, and “stressors” are agents or catalysts that cause the stress to occur. Symptoms usually include rise in blood pressure or heart rate, rapid breathing, muscle tension, and anxiety, among others.
Warning signs and symptoms of stress include memory problems, inability to concentrate, moodiness and irritability, agitation, depression, aches and pains, loss of sex drive, eating more or less, sleeping too much or too little, isolating oneself, among others.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Stress
On a simple level, the spinal joints and surrounding muscles are strongly affected by stress. Neck muscles and joints are also affected, resulting many times in strong headaches. Chiropractic care helps eliminate spinal and muscular problems by removing any interference – allowing the body to heal itself properly and thus helping the way our bodies individually react to stress.
Applying pressure to manipulate your spinal cord has instantly made patients feel better. Chiropractors are also trained in nutritional and other therapies for stress. Combining various factors of chiropractic (adjustments and the appropriate diet and exercise regimen) is sure to help keep your body free from the physical reactions of stress.