Tucker Chiropractic care is recognized as an effective treatment for upper and lower back pain, as well as soothing care to relieve discomfort after an accident or other trauma.
Of course, not all pain has a physical cause or even is physical.
Depression and anxiety affect millions of people each year, approximately 4 percent of the population.
Some patients require prescription drug therapy to treat their mental health issues.
Others, however, may be able to manage their symptoms with holistic approaches.
One holistic approach is Chiropractic therapy, an effective treatment for stress and anxiety.
How Does Your Body React to Stress?
There are three main categories of stress: bodily, emotional, and environmental.
- Bodily stress: Includes malnutrition, illness, injury, and lack of sleep.
- Emotional stress: Includes a variety of life events, such as beginning a new job, relocating, and regular personal interactions. You have some control over emotional stress, as much depends on your own attitude. For example, when you encounter someone in a bad mood, do you internalize it (did I make X angry?) or assume X’s mood has nothing to do with you?
- Environmental stress: Includes loud noises (whether sudden or continuous) and pollution, as well as world events, such as war and politics.
People’s bodies respond to stress in a variety of ways, positive and negative, emotional and physical.
However, even when stress produces positive results, such as pushing you to face personal challenges or do your best work, it still has an adverse cumulative effect on your mind and body.
Chiropractic Care Helps Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety
Chronic stress often leads to pain and discomfort, which in turn leads to more stress.
This pain then leads to irritability and other mood issues, clouded thought processes, and an inability to concentrate.
You may feel unable to perform what used to be routine tasks or participate in activities you used to delight in (which also helped relieve your stress).
Regular Chiropractic treatments work to reduce pain and relax muscles. These benefits extend to the improved quality of life, decreasing stress and anxiety.
The central nervous system is responsible for your body’s response to stress and also benefits from Chiropractic treatment.
Your CNS helps regulate mood and overall body health, meaning that a healthy central nervous system helps improve total health and wellness.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Stress and Anxiety
Chiropractic care is part of a holistic approach to wellness, intended to return your body to the natural, healthy state it wants to be in, with muscles and joints functioning correctly.
Spinal subluxations (misalignments) lead to a variety of issues, including nausea and vomiting, headaches and migraines, digestive problems, and anxiety.
Spinal adjustments help improve nerve function and reduce inflammation around the joints, helping your body heal itself.