Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, life has a funny way of kicking us when we are already down. This can cause chronic stress. Chronic stress is different than regular stress. This is stress resulting from repeated exposure to situations that lead to the release of stress hormones. This type of stress can cause wear and tear on your mind and body. 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?
Most people don't know this, but a chiropractic adjustment can help relieve stress including chronic stress. Chiropractic adjustments send signals to the brain that help switch off the stress response. One of the biggest problems with stress is that once that stress response is activated in the body, it becomes a continual loop and it’s very difficult to turn it off. Chiropractic care can help develop a healthier response to stress and reduce the potential physical damages caused by stress.
Here is a list of diseases and health problems that are linked to chronic stress:
- Bone Loss
- Depression Diabetes
- 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
Schedule your adjustment today to help your body recover from whatever stress you are suffering from! Chiropractic care can help you!