Stress and Chiropractic Care

Stress has been a massive issue worldwide and has a detrimental impact on health. Sources of stress vary from person to person, but the most commonly reported causes of stress are money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, pain and other health concerns.

Think of your body like a car. If the engine in your car is overworked and not performing normally; the acceleration, transmission and fuel system don’t function properly. If your brain is feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, it’s hard for the rest of your body to function.

Thankfully, chiropractic care can help combat the symptoms of stress. Read on to learn more. 

Stress and Overall Health

The most common symptoms of stress are feeling irritable, angry, overwhelmed, anxious, fatigued and depressed.  When under stress, different areas of the body are affected. For instance, the muscles tense up and the surrounding joints are affected, which may lead to headaches, migraines and other conditions. Likewise, when you are in pain, it is hard to focus on work, family or anything else, the brain multiplies those problems until more often than not, you feel significant pain!

Reduce Stress with Chiropractic Care

Essentially, chiropractic care is important for the function of the nervous system, which includes the brain and the spinal cord. Chiropractic adjustments correct compression and restore joint function, which in turn, helps activate the parasympathetic system. This system is responsible for calming the “fight or flight” reaction triggered by stress. Chiropractic treatments can also reduce pain and improve the quality of your life. Once the pain decreases, it is easier to handle other types of stress.

If this sounds like you, visit us, The Madison Clinic, located at 4950 Yonge St. North York, or contact us to make an appointment with our chiropractor, at 416-222-8235.