Chiropractic Care for Stress Management

Stress Management by chiropractic You probably already know that chronic stress is hard on your body. It causes muscle tension, headaches, and anxiety, among other issues. Over time, it can even affect proper hormone function, as well as your immune response. Here’s a deeper look at what happens when we’re stressed, and how chiropractic care helps with overall stress management.

The Fight-or-Flight Response

When you hear people refer to the “fight-or-flight” response, they’re talking about a physiological reaction to a perceived threat. It’s part of our built-in survival mechanism. But the problem is our bodies can’t tell the difference between needing to run away from a tiger, and a confrontational phone call. Obviously, this can make stress management challenging.

The term was first coined by Walter Bradford Cannon, an American physiologist from Harvard Medical School. The fight-or-flight reaction is how the sympathetic nervous system responds to anything “scary.” This could include situations like an important job interview to a near-collision on the highway. Rapid, involuntary signals flood the body to help us avoid danger. But sometimes our bodies get confused. Modern life is more complex than fighting or running away from the occasional predator.

We’ve all experienced it. Your heartbeat races. There’s increased blood flow to the muscles, and a spike in not only blood pressure, but also glucose levels. Your palms sweat. There’s a hormonal cascade, too, including a bump of adrenaline. Being triggered to fight or flee is a useful reflex for survival, but it’s exhausting in our modern world because there are so many more stressors. We can get stuck in this space of acute stress.

Your Stress Management Plan

Chiropractic adjustments can reduce muscle tension and restore proper function to the body in a holistic way, interrupting the sympathetic nervous system’s fight-or-flight pattern. Stress management is essential to our overall wellbeing and quality of life, especially in times like these when there’s so much uncertainty during the pandemic lockdown.

Please contact our office for help with your personalized stress management plan. We’re continuing to schedule future appointments during the COVID-19 crisis (925) 718-5314.

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The Power of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic affects every part of our body.  Why?  Because our nervous system controls all aspects of our being, from proper organ function to the sensation of pain.  So it only makes sense that we will begin to feel pain, discomfort, or notice various symptoms when our nervous system isn’t functioning correctly.  Chiropractic does not rely on harsh medication or invasive surgery to treat health-related ailments, instead, it focuses on the nervous system — correcting nerve flow blockages in the spine and other areas of the body, to allow the body’s powerful natural healing power to flourish, flow, and repair itself naturally.

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headache / Migraines
  • Scoliosis
  • Postural Deformities
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Low Metabolism
  • Allergies
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Acid Reflux / GERD
  • Asthma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Disc Herniation

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