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How Chiropractic Helps With Stress

If you've ever experienced stress, depression or anxiety, you know how debilitating they can be. For those people who are suffering from severe depression, getting out of bed is difficult and work is nearly impossible. Anxiety disorders and panic attacks also disrupt their entire life. Now you may not have this type of depression, but did you know… it can also help you if you have “stress.”

Your brain is your body's computer. It sends signals throughout your body to communicate to organs traveling through your nerve pathways. Since your spinal cord is the core pathway from the brain, any injuries or undue pressure on the spinal cord or nerves can disrupt normal functions and send signals back to your brain that something is wrong. Many problems can result, including pain, lots of stress, sometimes depression, anxiety, insomnia or lethargy.

So what can you do? First off, you can get your spine aligned. If your vertebrae are misaligned due to an injury, or even some stressful situation, this can cause some pressure to your spinal cord. Chiropractic adjustments may provide relief from depression, stressful situations, and even anxiety. By realigning your spine, the spinal cord and nervous system can send signals without being misinterpreted.

During and after an adjustment, many patients experience immediate pain relief. This relief can cause the body to be less stressed, which affects your brain by creating a calm. Adjustments can also be extremely relaxing, which can release tension, thus reducing anxiety. It can also improve hormone levels to balance your brain chemicals and enhance your mood.

Chiropractic care works by improving your nervous system, but there are other body treatments that can also improve your mind/body connection.  

What If You Aren't Depressed?

While chiropractic adjustments can help reduce symptoms, they can also work as preventative measures to decrease the likelihood that you will experience more stress, depression or anxiety. Just as that old adage says, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ Make sure you’re checked today and find out if you’re nervous system is functioning like it should. Make sure you get checked regularly, and that way you can help your body overcome any stressful situations - as much as possible. 

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