While the human body is designed to experience and react to stress, that reaction can quickly cause physical and emotional ailments.
Feeling Stressed? 3 Ways a Trip to the Chiropractor Can Help
Stress, unfortunately, is something that everyone deals with throughout their life. Whether you experience stress emotionally, physically, or both, we know that it’s never fun. Physical symptoms of stress can include exhaustion, aches and pains, muscle tension, digestive problems, and other not-so-fun symptoms. Emotionally, stress can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
You might be surprised to hear that a visit to a chiropractor can help alleviate your physical symptoms and teach you relaxation techniques that you can do yourself at home. In one study, participants who implemented chiropractic care experienced lower stress levels and a better quality of life, compared to participants who did not receive chiropractic care. When performed by a chiropractor, spinal adjustments can release muscle tension that derives from stress, and this physical relief can also immediately relieve emotional symptoms of stress.
Here are three ways that a trip to the chiropractor can help you live life a little more stress-free:
You’ll sleep better
A lack of sleep can lead to high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. If you haven’t been sleeping well, it’s worth considering if your mattress or pillow has been the culprit to your tossing and turning. Sleeping in the wrong position, or on the wrong mattress, can cause discomfort and can quickly lead to stress if you’re feeling physical pain. A chiropractor can help you to determine the type of support that you need and help relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing from a bad night’s rest, so you can get your best night’s rest.
You’ll move better
One of the most popular ways to reduce stress is exercise. A chiropractor can help you relieve any soreness that may occur from exercise, and ensure that your body is moving optimally when you work out. Physical activity increases your body’s “feel good” neurotransmitters known as endorphins, can improve your mood and can lead to a better night’s rest! Stress, be gone.
You’ll appear more confident
Think about the last time you were stressed, did you stand tall and exude confidence? Probably not. When you’re stressed, your breathing patterns can change and can cause muscle tension and strain in your back, neck, and shoulders. The more your body tenses, the harder it is to maintain proper posture. Seeing a chiropractor can help you determine if you have any weaknesses in your spine that require a manual adjustment and can provide relief to other physical ailments you may be experiencing as a result of poor posture.
If you’ve been stressed and are worried about how your body has reacted physically, one of the Chiropractic professionals at Keith Clinic Estramonte Chiropractic can help. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call a Keith Clinic Estramonte Chiropractic location or request an appointment online today.