Stress is the root cause of many of our health problems in the world today. It is accountable for physical strain, emotional duress, and many health related problems. Many people suffer from obesity due to stress. And stress is found in every aspect of our daily lives: stress at home, financial stress, stress in the workplace, anxiety, low-self esteem or self worth, etc. The list can go on and on regarding stress.
Many vehicle accidents occur from the driver feeling stressed and not paying attention to the task at hand - namely, being a safe driver. Too much noise, worry about self and work, and worry about the world in general, aid in our inabilities to lead stress-free lives. And stress does not just affect the spinal column, it affects almost every part of the human body. When stressed, one's heart rate increases, blood pressure increases, people get blurry vision, stomach indigestion, ulcers, high adrenaline flow and many more symptoms. Stress is also the main cause of post-traumatic stress disorder, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, back pain and irritation of the nerves.
So how does one relieve stress? There are many ways in which a person can relieve stress. Some treat themselves to spa treatments and massage therapies, while others find that reading a good book in a quiet space helps them relax. These are both good techniques and can relieve some everyday stress, but chronic stress needs more attention from a health professional, such as a chiropractor.
Chiropractors look to drug-free treatments and non-invasive ways to treat the human body, and handling stress is no different. A chiropractor is trained to manipulate the human body through a series of techniques that relieve muscle tension and aids the body in its return to a more balanced and relaxed state. They often adjust the spinal column (which helps relieve stress in sciatica, scoliosis, pinched nerves and back pain) which can improve blood circulation and relieve stress on the spine itself. A key to effectively managing stress is to have a healthy and balanced spine.
Another factor in relieving stress is having a healthy and well-balanced life. Not only are chiropractors fluent in relieving stress and manipulating the body to relieve pain and stress; they are also trained in nutrition and lifestyle adjustments. A well-balanced diet and a healthy mix of work, family and play also contribute to less stress and anxiety. The holistic approach provided by chiropractors involves the use of vitamins, relaxation exercise, meditation and discussions and techniques to change one's posture.