Not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout at the gym for a fit 25-year old is good stress. The same workout for your 75-year old grandmother would likely be bad stress!
We focus on helping our patients in two ways. First, we improve their ability to adapt to stress by improving the function and balance of their central nervous system, which governs and manages stress for us. Second, we use wellness education and empowerment to teach these patients how they can lower and lessens the stressors in their life through improved lifestyles.
Instead of fainting or going unconscious, think of a vertebral subluxation as your body’s attempt at managing stress.
Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even being born!
Ever faced an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Notice the posture of someone who is depressed. Frustration or a sense of powerlessness at work are common forms of emotional stress.
Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen and a host of other substances can affect our nervous system and muscle tone.
When your body reacts by “tripping a circuit breaker” and causing vertebral subluxation, chiropractic care may help.
Stress can’t be eliminated, but regular chiropractic care may help you better accommodate and adapt to it.