Eliminate Stress with Chiropractic Care
In today’s busy, hectic world, it seems that stress is everywhere we turn. Whether it’s a disagreement with your loved one, a last-minute work deadline, or even a long line at the grocery store, daily stressors can truly add up, sending the body into “fight or flight” mode. Historically, fight or flight mode was useful to our ancestors; that rush of adrenaline could help them outrun a true threat to their physical safety. In today’s world, however, even stressors that are not a threat to our physical safety still trigger fight or flight mode. When this mode is activated, psychological stress can trigger a locked physical state of panic as our bodies are flooded with cortisol and other stress-related hormones. Our muscles tense and our bodies become locked in a panic pattern.
Chiropractic Care & Massage Therapy Relieve Stress
If it feels like stress has taken over your life, that’s because it has! While we can’t eliminate a frustrating morning commute or a difficult boss, our Scottsdale chiropractor can help address the physical side effects of this stress. Here’s how chiropractic care and massage therapy for stress can make a difference:
#1: Unlock the “panic pattern”.
When your body is locked in ‘panic pattern’, the musculoskeletal system is under constant tension. For example, you may experience radiating pain through the neck, shoulders, upper back and arms. Small adjustments to the tailbone allow the spine to return to a normal posture, releasing tension. Massage therapy can also help frozen muscles relax and is a natural stress reliever.
#2: Strengthen the immune system.
When the body is in a state of constant stress, stress hormones can weaken the immune system. Individuals are at risk for a host of health problems, including chronic fatigue, sexual dysfunction, insomnia and heart disease. Regular adjustments help the body better manage stress, reducing the flood of stress hormones that can wreak havoc on the immune system. The result: our patients sleep better at night and have more energy during the day.
Tell us: what causes you the most stress on a daily basis?