Stressed Out and In Pain? Here’s the Connection

A stressed-out lifestyle breeds physical pain 

Stress, anxiety, depression; all of these symptoms influence each other and have a knock-on effect on your physical health. Your body’s natural defense mechanism to stress is to tighten- muscles tighten involuntarily and remain that way until the stress passes. But if you live a lifestyle with chronically high-stress levels, there is a chance that your body will remain chronically tight. Tense muscles create a pull on the spine that can have a devastating effect on spinal health and wellness. By contributing to misalignment and nerve impingement, stress is effectively hastening the natural degeneration of our spines and leaving you at risk for the development of seriously painful spinal conditions. So what’s the solution? Read on to find out how we help.

A stress-relief plan that you can believe in 

Our brand of stress relief is all-natural; we believe that by improving one side of the equation (pain), we can make a difference in the other (stress). We start by using spinal adjustments to restore alignment and begin the process of unwinding the tension that has set in. From here we use soft tissue therapy and trigger point therapy to release tension points from the musculature. Then we work with you to create lifestyle solutions including diet, exercise, and stress management techniques to help you keep stress and pain away. 

If you are interested in finding out more about chiropractic’s role in stress management, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today!