Can Chiropractic Care Help Chronic Stress?
Stress is becoming increasingly common in America. Unfortunately some people are under constant stress, called chronic stress, day in and day out. Stress causes diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, depression, and many other problems. While over-the-counter or prescription drugs may help, it only masks the problem. What else can be done to manage and/or reduce stress?
Your Autonomic Nervous System
The Autonomic Nervous System is the part of your nervous system that monitors automatic body functions like breathing and the beating of your heart. There are three main parts:
- Parasympathetic nervous system
- Sympathetic nervous system
- Enteric nervous system (ENS) (also called the intrinsic nervous system)
In order for your body to function all systems need to function in harmony. Stress, short or long term, disrupt your body’s automatic functions and non-automatic functions are and you can become sick or worse.
Causes of Chronic Stress
Stress causes the sympathetic nervous system to become much more active than normal. And when you are under “chronic stress” your sympathetic nervous is so overworked for such a long time your body may even shutdown. Some activities that can cause stress are:
- Working for many hours straight without a break
- Making unreasonable goals and not achieving them
- Insufficient sleep
So, how does chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic adjustments improve the overall function of your entire nervous system by bringing the body/spine back into alignment. Different spinal regions relate to specific areas of your nervous system. Your communication system (most of your wiring) travels down the spine and like a water hose when your body is out of alignment the water flow can slow or even stop.
When that flow of information is hindered your body cannot communicate to all the places it needs to and the work of keeping you healthy and stress free stops
Regular chiropractic care, and proper spinal alignment, is important for the well-being of your physical and mental health. Apart from chiropractic techniques, your DC may also suggest exercises and dietary changes to help speed up the healing process. Central Street Chiropractic has a dedicated and experienced team to help you alleviate chronic stress. If you’re ready for a natural and safe drug-free method to feel better fast, visit www.centralstreetchiropractic.com or give us a call: 978-441-0600.
We are here for you.