A chiropractor can’t possibly help with that oppressive, constricting, crippling stress you’re feeling. Surely? Actually, maybe they can!
While it’s true that they can’t wave a magic wand and relieve you of life’s stressors or stop you from worrying, a chiro may be able to help mitigate the effects of stress on your body and mind.
How? By using their intricate knowledge of both the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and administering techniques to restore balance and optimise the body and brain’s communication pathways. For instance, the physiological effects of stress may have created a cascade of unhelpful changes and built-up tensions that present not only as physical constriction but lead to lack of focus, headaches and even digestive issues. Even these knock-on symptoms may be eased by corrections that restore proper alignment, unblock the central nervous system and enable the body to relax.
Here are 3 ways a chiro may be able to help you to restore calmness and balance and swap your ‘agh’ for ‘ahhh’.
- Chiropractic adjustments enable the body to release built-up tension and relax. This may be a circuit-breaker in self-perpetuating physiological responses to stress.
- Restoring proper spine alignment may unblock the central nervous system and restore its full, proper, healthy function, in turn optimising the body and brain’s resilience to stress.
- Chiropractic treatment may assist with lowering blood pressure, which can become elevated in cases of stress and anxiety.