Professional management of stress and related disorders
Stress has been often thought of as sometimes beneficial in today’s stressful environment. For instance, a rapidly approaching deadline can help us focus and our senses are more alert and efficient. Frequent or long term stress, however, can reduce quality of performance and predispose us to health problems, including cancer, alcoholism, heart disease, obesity and substance abuse.
Consequences of chronic stress and pain
Current or former psychological grief may also lead to pain, specifically low-back pain, which often occurs with leg pain, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Stress may be a more powerful source of pain than aggressive physical activity or strenuous repetitive motion. Research shows, for example, that adolescents experience pain that is frequently related to depression and stress, not necessarily with computer ergonomics or strenuous physical activity.
Common conditions related to stress
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Back pain with leg pain
Chronic stress may also cause moderate nerve irritation. The manipulations performed by the doctors at Concept Chiropractic and Rehab reduce muscle tension and spinal nerve irritation, which leads to better blood circulation and the body becoming more relaxed. These changes may significantly make a difference in most cases to encourage the brain to shut down the fight or flight response, initiating the early stages of healing. A healthy spine and well balanced nervous system are keys to effectively managing stress.
Multidimensional chiropractic care at Concept Chiropractic effective in treating stress
The staff at Concept Chiropractic and Rehab is professionally trained in several therapies for stress. Various nutritional supplements, most notably B vitamins, help the body deal with stress. Your Chiropractic physician at Concept Chiropractic may also discuss relaxation techniques; provide active exercise instruction to improve posture and discuss environmental changes to influence healing from chronic stress.