Stress is a massive issue in the U.S. and has a detrimental impact on health. Stress is a reality of modern living — especially in western society, where longer hours are being worked and the media is constantly overloading our senses with the latest tragedy. It’s easy to see why many people experience anxiety levels ranging from mild to gut wrenching. Sources of stress vary from person to person but the most commonly reported causes of stress are money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, and health concerns. The good news is that chiropractic care is useful for helping individuals manage their stress levels. Read on to see how visiting a chiropractor might just be what you need to add more relaxation to your life.
Stress In Children
The American Psychological Association conducted a wide-reaching study of Stress in Children. The survey raised concern about health impact on children and families. Nearly one third of the children surveyed indicated they have experienced physical symptoms associated with stress such as trouble falling asleep, stomachaches, and headaches. An alarming statistic of today is the increase in the suicide rate. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those between 10-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.
Stress and Overall Health
Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts, feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems. To list a few:
- Musculoskeletal tension and pain
- Chest pain
- Change in sex drive
- Stomach upset
- Sleep problems
- Nervous System Issues
Combating Stress With Chiropractic Care
Luckily, chiropractic care can help you manage your stress. After all, chiropractic focuses on the spine, which is the root of the nervous system. One of the effects of chronic stress is muscle tension and contraction, which can lead to uneven pressure on the skeleton, which in turn leads to subluxations. Adjustments help ease muscle tension, which in turn eases the stress on certain parts of the skeleton and helps ease subluxations. Easing these subluxations — therefore achieving a balanced spine — is a crucial element of managing personal stress.
If you or a family member are experiencing stress, give our office a call to discuss your situation with our staff.
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About All Star Chiropractic
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, All Star Chiropractic and Rehabilitation emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
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