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Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Stress?

Relieving Stress with Chiropractic Care

One of the primary conditions treated with chiropractic care is the relief of stress and anxiety. In today’s world where jobs are becoming increasingly complex and competitive, many of us experience a lot of emotional and psychological stress. Not to mention the increasing awareness of tragedies, politics and world affairs on the news and on social media throughout the globe bringing this stress to our attention 24/7.

Stress is a very common condition with 55% of Americans living with stress every day. Stress is the catalyst that leads to so many other physical and mental health issues. Emotional stress is known to cause physical stress on the body, the organs, other physical injuries, and our nervous system.

Stress has also been found to cause or worsen illnesses in the body. Stress causes a systemic reaction that infects the entire body, the nervous system, increases blood pressure, heart rate, and it redirects blood flow away from our organs and extremities causing circulatory and digestive system issues.

Stress-related symptoms that can be reduced or alleviated with chiropractic care:

  • Mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Physical stress
  • Mental stress
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue or inability to sleep
  • Inability to relax
  • Blood pressure
  • Weight Gain
  • Social relations
  • Muscle tension

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Alleviate Stress?

Chiropractors take a mind-body approach while aiming for the right balance.  They will start with chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, and manipulation of the spine and body parts as initial treatment. However, a Chiropractor will look at all health areas in addition to adjustments such as relaxation techniques, exercise, diet, supplementation, and nutritional advice.

Chiropractic care can provide comfort to the symptoms of chronic stress through regular chiropractic therapeutic adjustments and massage that relieve the tension from the body and soothe the nervous system. Other important factors in reducing stress through chiropractic care are a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate through therapeutic massage.

Chiropractic care and spinal health treatment also influence the body to trigger an increase in hormones such as Neurotensin, Oxytocin, and Cortisol.  All these hormones help to neutralize stress-induced pain, boost positive feelings and social bonding and Cortisol particularly blocks pain deriving from inflammation.

Need to Schedule Chiropractic Treatment in Wichita, KS?

If you’re looking for a chiropractor in the Wichita area, contact Stanley Chiropractic to schedule an exam.

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