Even with as many outlets for stress management, stress in the United States is still having a grave impact on Americans health. Every person’s stress is caused from different situations however most are related to issues from work, troubles with money, family obligations and health related issues.
Believe it or not, a trip to your chiropractor can help alleviate some of the stress you feel and help to manage any pain you may be in as well. How is this possible?
How Stress Impacts The Body
When your body is running on overdrive you can feel overwhelmed and fatigued, which can make you anxious or even short tempered which can make some situations in your life more complicated than they need to be. The body is put under so much stress when you try to pour from an empty glass and here are some ways your body is affected:
When the body is stressed, it tends to tense up and when that happens the body becomes prone to headaches and migraines. As one gets anxious when stressed out, breathing increases rapidly which can result in hyperventilation or even panic attacks.
Just like with rapid breathing, your heart also picks up the pace when under stress and the heart rate rises as does inflammation in the artiest which can lead to life threatening conditions such as stroke or heart attacks. Over time, stress can overwork the adrenal gland which puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes.
When the body feels stressed, it will function as if it is being attacked and go into a fight or flight mode. The body will then release unnecessary hormones causing more harm than good.
With the body being overwhelmed with stress, pairing up with a chiropractor can help by working with the nervous system by making adjustments to the spine. These treatments have also been proven to lower blood pressure which is also a huge factor in combating stress.
Relax and Unwind with AICA Lithia Springs
If you’re looking for ways to combat your stress, you are not alone and we are here to help! Contact our team at Lithia Springs chiropractors today for more information! Call us at (404) 602-0388 today for a consultation to take your first step to a stress free life!