Tax season is in full swing, and that means many of us are dealing with added stress. On top of household responsibilities, taking care of the family, and pressure at work, it can really add up! Stress is a part of every day life no matter what time of year it is, and is perfectly normal, but it is important that you deal with it in a healthy way.
Numerous studies show the negative effects stress can have on us including sleep loss, weight gain, and mental disorders. As many of us are already aware, living in a state of constant stress leads to a decline in our overall health and well being. There are many strategies to effectively manage stress, and that includes natural ones. Most people don’t realize it, but chiropractic can help!
Can chiropractic care reduce stress?
The spine is an essential part of the central nervous system, meanings its health dictates how we feel both physically and mentally. When the spine is functioning optimally, then the nervous system is able to perform at its best, which includes boosting the immune system and - you guessed it - managing stress.
For many of the patients we see, subluxations (also known as misalignments) of the spine interfere with how well the nervous system is able to communicate with the rest of the body. When that communication is interrupted, it can lead to increased anxiety, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. Additionally, subluxations often lead to discomfort including headaches and back pain.
With regular chiropractic care, you will help your body operate as it should, and that includes dealing with stress, whether it is from something temporary like tax season or more long term. When your spine is in proper alignment, your immune system will get a boost and your sleep habits will improve, both of which help fight stress. Chiropractic care also helps relieve aches and pains, which can also help you feel less stress.
At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we are committed to providing the best in chiropractic care for all of our patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment and find the stress relief you deserve.