Chiropractic Stress Relief

Published November 9th, 2021 by Dr. Markson

Many people experience stress daily. Several things can cause stress, but the effects of stress are evident in your day-to-day life. In what way does chiropractic care fit into this scenario? Chiropractic care can help your body function optimally so that you can deal with stress more effectively. Here's how chiropractic can provide stress relief:

How Stress Affects Your Health

It's common to feel irritable, anxious, angry and overwhelmed by the things going on around you if you are stressed. It's also common to feel fatigued or even depressed when you're stressed. A constant state of stress can have an impact on various areas of your body. Some of the effects of stress are:

Respiratory system — Stress can increase the rate of breathing, which may lead to panic attacks or hyperventilation.

Musculoskeletal system — When you are stressed, your muscles tense. Tensed muscles can cause migraine headaches and other conditions such as back pain.

Nervous system — The body perceives stress as a threat. There is an innate response that you can't control, and you shouldn't try to because it helps keep you safe. Whenever your body is in constant flight or fight mode, stress hormones are released, negatively affecting your health.

Endocrine system — When stressed, your adrenal glands release cortisol. When cortisol levels continuously elevate, chronic diseases like heart disease or diabetes are more likely to develop.

A Chiropractic Approach to Stress Relief

Regular chiropractic care can help you to maintain the health of your central nervous system. Chiropractic stress relief involves adjustments that help relieve joint dysfunctions or restrictions that may be inhibiting proper brain-to-body communication. As these are eliminated, your body's fight or flight response can be calmed, and stress can be reduced. In addition, both chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy release endorphins, which are mood elevators.

You can't escape or ignore the effects of stress, so let your chiropractor help you find stress relief. Visit your chiropractor and massage therapist today. Click here to schedule an appointment with Markson Chiropractic, your local chiropractor in South Florida!

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