It is no surprise that chronic stress and anxiety affects millions of Americans. Modern life has its stresses. Technology allows us to be constantly bombarded by negative stories in the media. Many of us are working long hours and are worried about the future. 1 in 5 Americans experience “extreme stress” with symptoms like heart palpitations, headaches, shaking, and depression, while many others have mild to moderate stress.

Chiropractic treatment can help you manage stress.

Most people do not commonly associate Chiropractic treatment for stress management, however, it is one of the most effective ways to manage the physical and psychological effects of stress. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn causes symptoms such as: heart palpitations, anxiety, high blood pressure, neck pain, headaches and negative psychological effects.

Chiropractic medicine is centered on the spine which is the center of the nervous system, and treatment can alleviate many of these symptoms. Stress commonly leads to muscle tension which in turn can lead to pressure on the skeleton and back producing body pain, and other problems. Chiropractic adjustments reduces muscle tension and relieves the effects of stress on parts of the skeleton such as the spinal joints and upper neck muscles.

Chiropractic care can reduce pain, headaches and other stress symptoms.

Chiropractic care is also an effective way to reduce tension headaches associated with stress. This in turn can reduce reliance on prescription or over the counter painkillers, which many people take as a way to manage their pain caused from stress. Chiropractic treatment gets to the root cause of the body, neck and back pain that is triggered by muscle tension.

For more information about how chiropractic treatment can help you manage stress or to make an appointment, contact Dean Chiropractic at (248)-543-3566.