Not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout at the gym for a fit 25-year old is good stress. The same workout for your 75-year old grandmother would likely cause a short circuit in her nerve system!
Stress is the neurohormonal response to danger or fear, that sends adrenaline and cortisol surging into your bloodstream. This can give you the short-term energy and focus needed to overcome a challenging situation. It is a brilliant tool for the body. However, the body isn’t meant to maintain those levels of effort and strain over long periods of time.
Over time, prolonged stress leads to feelings of sadness, irritation, numbness, or anger. Stress can also induce other negative reactions, like digestion issues, insomnia, and headaches. Its not uncommon to feel like your trapped on a roller coaster of symptoms, sickness, and stress.
Stress falls into one of three categories.
Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted or driving in a car) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even being born!
Ever faced an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Frustration, or a sense of powerlessness at work are common forms of emotional stress. When the body enters this fear state it will contract, causing deep distortion in the organs, glands, and tissues.
Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen and a host of other substances can affect our nervous system, muscle tone, and focus.
When your body reacts by “tripping a circuit breaker”, causing nerve interference.
Can Chiropractic Provide Stress Relief?
Chiropractic care enables your body to clear the common blockages and layers of trauma that are created over time. By clearing these blockages and bringing the body to balance, you can access your natural ability to heal. Chiropractic is the science of things natural. Your natural state is one of ease and adaptation to life. Stress relief is just a small portion of the results that focused and consistent chiropractic care helps people find everyday.
Innate Life Chiropractic is ready to help you on your journey towards a life of greater ease. If you don’t have a chiropractor, we’d like to be yours. Schedule a consultation today – click here to contact us.