Stress is a normal part of life, but it seems to be part of all aspects of life these days. On top of everyday stressors like work, family, and home responsibilities, we are in the midst of a pandemic and election season.
Just as there are stressors outside of our control, we are often responsible for putting undue stress on ourselves. Some levels of stress may be normal and even beneficial, but chronic and intense feelings of stress can have negative impacts on your health. Studies have found these adverse effects include sleep loss, weight gain, and other mental disorders. Stress awareness is important no matter what time of year, but as today is National Stress Awareness Day, it’s the perfect time to explore how chiropractic can help with stress.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP REDUCE STRESS?
Many people are under the impression that chiropractic care is limited to back and neck pain relief, but it can do so much more. There are many benefits to chiropractic that can improve overall health and wellness.
Because the spine is essentially the foundation of the nervous system, the health of your spine can determine how you feel both mentally and physically. When your spine is in great health, your nervous system can function at its best, which includes how well you manage stress.
For many patients, a misalignment or subluxation of the spine can interfere with how well the nervous system communicates with the rest of the body. These misalignments and subluxations can lead to increased anxiety and stress not only due to communication interruptions, but because they can cause issues like back pain, headaches, migraines, and more. Additionally, a well-adjusted spine helps promote better sleep habits and boosts the immune system, which can help in the fight against stress. The chiropractic treatments at Shields Chiropractic can also relieve pain. If you’ve ever suffered from chronic or even acute pain, you know the negative effect it can have on your mood and stress levels.
If you are experiencing stress – and let’s face it, most of us are – and are looking for a natural method to help manage that stress, click here to request an appointment with your local Saginaw, MI chiropractor.