The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment For Stress Relief and Wellness
Daily life is full of stress. Whether it’s getting the kids to school on time, keeping up with professional responsibilities, managing a business or anything else, little things throughout the day can cause us to experience that all-too-familiar feeling of overwhelming pressure, heating up physically and a fight-or-flight response. Stress has been linked to overall physical and mental wellbeing comprehensively. It follows that it’s fundamentally important to manage stress in order to maintain a high level of wellbeing. Chiropractic treatment is an effective stress reliever and, as well as used to treat pain, can be used to de-stress at the end of a long week. In this blog post we discuss the links between stress and wellness, how chiropractic care can relieve stress and the benefits of chiropractic care for overall wellness.
The Effects of Stress on the Body
Stress is the body’s natural response to challenging or new situations. Stress has both mental and physical elements. When stressed, your body releases hormones such as adrenaline. This brings on physical changes in your body, which help you react to the stressful situation. Stress impacts many different systems in the body. Breathing, blood pressure, stomach, fertility, muscles, the immune system and skin and hair are all affected when your body goes into fight-or-flight mode. While the body functions to handle stress in limited doses, when it becomes over-stressed for too long, the aforementioned systems can suffer damage. Cardiovascular conditions, longer recovery from illness and a higher risk of diabetes are just some of the health problems which can ensue.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Stress Relief
When humans become stressed, muscles can tense up and cause vertebral sublaxation. This is a result of slumping with the head forward during periods of stress and manifests with stressed tissues around the spine. These stressed tissues won’t go away easily by themself and act as a neurological and chemical stressor, making the problem of stress worse. By using chiropractic adjustment techniques, a chiropractor can help to stop the chronic stress response and provide relief. Chiropractic care helps to reduce the spinal inflammation, ceases some of the fight-or-flight neurological signals, restores your body’s ability to self-heal and helps you achieve a state of relaxation.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Overall Wellness
Beyond simple stress relief, chiropractic care has been shown to have an overall positive impact on wellness. Neck pain, back pain and headaches can be alleviated along with a chiropractic session. Chiropractic care can also help achieve a better posture, reduce scoliosis symptoms and even help athletic performance. All of these factors are reasons to consider chiropractic treatment when you are feeling stressed, anxious or in pain.
Book an Appointment With Willetton Chiro
Book an appointment with Willetton Chiropractic to ensure the best health outcomes when you are feeling stressed . Experiencing frequent stress in everyday life is unusual. Willetton Chiropractic are passionate about helping clients to live healthier, pain-free lives. Book an appointment today to discover how chiropractic care may be able to help you.