Stress and pain feed off of eachother
The vicious cycle can start with either input: chronic pain causes mental anguish and stress that then causes muscle tension; chronic stress causes prolonged muscle tension which can pull your spine out of alignment and pressurize spinal nerves. The end result is more stress and more pain; the cycle perpetuates itself. At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we focus on using spinal alignment as a primary means of regulating the nervous system, reducing pain and alleviating stress.
A chiropractic approach to reducing stress
The spine is the conduit of the nervous system- your brain communicates with your body through nerve impulses that travel up and down the spine, relaying information that includes command signals from the brain and pain signals from disparate parts of teh body. When prolonged muscle tension pulls the spine out of alignment, a number of things happen:
- Nerve interference and irritation
- Reduced range of motion in the spinal joints
- Poor circulation
In essence, you feel stiffer and more stressed out. Fluid nerve communication is interrupted and your body cannot function to its fullest potential.
Using chiropractic to restore spinal alignment and reduce stress.
Spinal adjustment restores spinal alignment, which has a domino effect on your health and stress in particular. By alleviating nerve impingement and directly addressing muscle tension, our natural modalities help restore your body to a more relaxed and balanced state of being. Spinal adjustment further helps fight stress by improving circulation throughout the body, oxygenating the brain and boosting the body’s natural ability to heal. This holiday season, the best gift you can give yourself is less stress!