Stress is ever on the rise in this wild 21st century- beyond the struggles of work and managing our lives, we are now almost constantly bombarded by depressing news and social pressures through social media. At our office in Park Slope, we want you to feel great mentally, emotionally and physically. But we know that you can’t feel wholly great unless all three areas are addressed and balance is established. I want to give you some substantial reasons to use chiropractic as a therapy for stress.
Stress can cause physical pain. Experiencing stress regularly is harmful: high blood pressure is one of its better known side effects, but overstress can lead to a whole range of physical ailments from muscle tissue deterioration to chronic headaches. It is common to hear that joint pain is experienced during moments of prolonged stress. This pain is processed by the central nervous system through a system of neuron transmissions in the spinal cord. The spine then sends signals to the brain, which creates the sensation of pain. Do you ever feel tense when you are stressed? This is a physiological manifestation of the tightness in your muscles. If back muscles are tensing and retracting, they can create misalignments in your spine that cause pressure to the nerves. Simply put stress= pain.
Spinal manipulation restores your spine back into alignment and treats nerves that may have become inflamed due to the build up of stress. Chiropractic and acupuncture are both proven to improve blood circulation. At our office in Park Slope, we use natural methods to boost your body's natural energy levels, thus helping you cope with stress in a healthier, more effective manner. All of these are important to an effective stress management plan.