The pressures of life always catches up to us, and unfortunately, too much stress will take a toll on our health. There are three main types of stress that we may experience: physical stress from trauma, emotional stress from our thoughts and feelings, and chemical stress from toxins in the body. Stress overload may not affect us in noticeable ways at first. We may just feel tired or overwhelmed. However, if not addressed, too much stress will have consequences. For instance, it has been linked to poor cardiovascular health and a weakened immune system. The good news is that chiropractic care is a safe and painless method for managing stress and promoting a healthier lifestyle.
The 3 Types of Stress
Too much stress is not without consequences and can wreak havoc on the body. Many people have found that a large portion of their health concerns can be directly linked to stress in their lives. Chemical stress refers to toxins in the body, both internal and external. For instance, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, or taking too much medication introduce harmful toxins into the body. Additionally, environmental factors such as air pollution or even inhaling cleaning solutions can also lead to chemical stress. Additionally, eating chemically-laden and highly processed foods brings chemical stress into the body. Emotional stress is something we are probably all familiar with. Jobs, family, relationships, or money problems can affect our thoughts and emotions, all leading to too much stress on the mind and body. Physical stress refers to injuries or illnesses that can lead to permanent damage. For instance, sitting for too long at work will cause muscle strain in the back. Repetitive motions such as lifting or bending over time can also physically affect the body. Any type of long-term stress may lead to health concerns such as adrenal fatigue, depression, or chronic pain. If you experience any type of stress, Cape Coral chiropractor Dr. Omar Clark can help.
What Can Chiropractic Care Do for Me?
Dr. Omar Clark of Experience Family Chiropractic focuses on removing spinal misalignments and nerve interference to restore balance to the central nervous system. This allows the body to function optimally. When the body can function as it should, it has the ability to heal itself and bring about chemical balance to help us better deal with the stresses of life. Additionally, spinal misalignments lead to irritation and inflammation of the body, which will affect physical health. If you remove spinal misalignments, you remove nerve interference, inflammation, and irritation to feel your very best, both physically and emotionally. Chiropractic care from a Cape Coral chiropractor has numerous benefits, such as the ability to relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and bring our bodies back to a more balanced and relaxed state so that we are better equipped to handle whatever life throws our way.
The Research Behind Chiropractic for Stress
Research supports regular chiropractic adjustments for stress relief and studies have shown that one of the most effective methods for reducing stress is chiropractic care. In fact, in case studies conducted about spinal health and stress, over 70% of people receiving chiropractic care found that their symptoms of stress were greatly reduced.
Don’t let stress affect your health. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Omar Clark of Experience Family Chiropractic to address the stressors in your life. He will work with you towards achieving a happier, calmer, and more productive lifestyle.
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