Have you ever heard the saying “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? Well that might not be true, especially when you are talking about chronic stress. It has taken several years, but now we know that chronic stress can actually be linked to many diseases and health problems. Physiological changes brought on by stress are very complex but did you know that chiropractic care can help relieve stress?
You cannot avoid stress. It is a normal part of life. In fact, life has a way of kicking us when we are down sometimes, and it is important to remember that this is a normal part of life. Stress comes in waves. One day it could seem like everything is going wrong, and the next day could be perfectly fine.
We all have choices to make. How are you going to take care of your body? Will you eat the healthiest diet possible? Will you exercise? Will you get enough sleep? How are you going to react to life’s inevitable setbacks?
Some people resort to poor nutrition when they are feeling stressed. You should avoid this as much as possible! Most people don’t know this, but a chiropractic adjustment can help relieve stress! When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, your body responds positively as realigning your spine helps open the channels of communication between your brain and other bodily systems, allowing it to properly heal all on its own. Essentially, this means less pain and less stress, and improved function of every system in your body.
Here is a list of diseases and health problems that are linked to chronic stress:
- Bone Loss
- Digestive problems
- Impaired immunity
- Insulin resistance
- Metabolic syndrome
- Reduced libido
- Senile dementia
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Stomach Ulcers
- Cancer (due to reduced immune system)
- Heart disease (stress actually creates plague in the arteries)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- Memory and concentration impairment
- Weight gain (stress encourages fat to be retained in the body, especially around the abdomen)
Schedule your adjustment today to help your body recover from whatever stress you are suffering from!