Lessening the Stress of the Holiday Season
How we become spun out in time for Christmas dinner
The formula feels familiar: myriad holiday parties, marathon baking and cooking sessions, christmas shopping to fit in wherever; all of this on top of your already hectic work and home schedule. Forget exercise or diet, you are just trying to keep one step ahead of being completely burnt out. The holiday season has a way of turning up the stress that no other season can really lay claim to; if you are susceptible to this cycle, read on to find out how chiropractic can help balance body and mind this holiday season.
Chiropractic for managing stress
If the scenario above already sounded bad enough, now imagine you have back pain on top of that. This is a reality for millions of Americans, who must navigate the stress of the holiday season with the added stress of back pain. At Holmes Chiropractic, we want to help remove you from this cycle of stress and pain.
Step one is acknowledging that stress and pain are reciprocal factors. Stress creates tension, which causes muscles to tighten and pull the back out of alignment. The resulting pain to spinal nerves can cause a whole new level of stress on its own. Chiropractic focuses on using natural modalities to improve the body’s healing response, reduce pain and combat stress.
- Spinal adjustment alleviates nerve impingement, improves range of motion in the spinal joints, and improves circulation
- Massage relieves muscle tension and improves circulation
- Corrective stretching and exercise restore balance to the musculature supporting the spine
All of this is done with an eye to regulating the nervous system, which has a measurable impact on stress levels.
A stress-free holiday with the helping hands of chiropractic
At Holmes Chiropractic, we want to be your go-to resource for managing the toll that stress takes on your body. Give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment and take proactive steps to stay stress-free this holiday season.