Stress has been with us since the beginning of time. Every era has faced its share of threatening situations. Today, the stress of work, project deadlines, personal conflicts, and the demands on our time and money, take a huge toll on our health. Since stress in various forms (physical, chemical and emotional) can have a profound influence upon your life, it is imperative that each of us develops strategies to dissipate it.
It may surprise you that your “feelings” of stress may have nothing to do with the stress in your life at any given time. Poor posture, prolonged sitting, an accident, or even an old injury can lead to spinal stress (physical stress). A poor diet or reliance on drugs, tobacco and alcohol can cause unwanted chemical stress. Emotional events in our life may overwhelm our abilities to deal with them. Each of these categories alone or in combination could create daily pain and muscle tension and cause you to experience nervousness and irritability. The affects of stress may appear all at once or they may accumulate over time. Thus, you may not immediately realize a connection between stress and your health.
Unfortunately, it may not be possible to remove the stress from a busy life. However, with the help of your chiropractic doctor, you can respond better to the unique challenges you face. Doctors of Chiropractic are experts at finding areas where stress has accumulated in your body. Your spine and nerves are a major focus of a chiropractic examination. Finding the “weak links” in your spine (the major communication pathway of your nervous system) and helping restore better function, can make a profound difference in your response to stress. Similar to exercise, chiropractic adjustments can help restore motion to spinal joints and reduce tension in the nervous system, improving your ability to tolerate and adapt to the stresses of modern life.
Call Dr. Larson today @ 941-363-6744 to schedule a complete and thorough evaluation, and learn how you can erase the devastating symptoms and effects of modern day stress.