Stress and Anxiety
Stress is unavoidable. It often keeps our minds occupied, making falling asleep or staying focused impossible. It will affect our eating, how we feel and cause pain in our back, neck, and shoulders. And all of this causes more stress - it’s a vicious cycle.
Getting your stress under control is essential not only for your mental health but also for your physical health. Stress is one of the leading causes of many health issues such as depression, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, anxiety, and so much more.
Often times we can pinpoint the stress instigator, such as lack of sleep, complex project due at work, lost your job, death in the family, and the many others that are easy to spot.
But these aren’t the only causes of stress.
Our lack of sleep, not staying adequately hydrated, and lack of nutrients puts stress on our body and causes a trickle effect that affects our nervous system and ultimately causes stress. All of which could be prevented.
Let’s face it our society doesn’t get enough sleep and our diets are filled with highly processed foods that don’t provide our bodies with the proper nutrients it needs to function correctly. When you couple these things with a misaligned spine, it’s a recipe for stress and many other health-related issues.
Here’s How Russell Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve Your Stress
Chiropractic care in itself is a great way to relieve your stress. It will help to ease the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders. But it’s also a great way to manage your stress and prevent avoidable stress by improving your body’s communication. A misalignment of your spine puts pressure on the nervous system and affects the communication throughout your body. This is partly responsible for stress, illnesses, and lack of energy.
By restoring your body back, it’s a natural balance you’ll improve the function of your entire body. This is achieved by realigning your spine through chiropractic care. You’ll begin to loosen those tight muscles in your upper back, neck, and shoulders and improve your breathing. Ultimately you’ll relieve the stress throughout your entire body, and you’ll be able to better manage and avoid stress.
How Can You Manage Stress?
As we already know, avoiding stress is not always possible, but you can do many things that will help reduce your stress and even help keep it at bay.
It’s essential that you take an active role when it comes to reducing and preventing stress. This means getting an adequate amount of sleep and drinking enough water daily. While it’s not always possible to get the amount of sleep necessary, you can do many other things that will help promote better sleeping and improve your body’s ability to fight stress.
Some additional steps include giving your body the proper nutrients by eating well or at the least taking nutritional supplements. Getting in physical exercise will help you deal with emotional stress - take a walk or go for a bike ride. This will help with getting to sleep at night as well. And have regular chiropractic care to improve your body’s overall function to relieve stress effectively.
At Russell Chiropractic, we want to help to improve the overall quality of your life, and this is directly tied to your stress level. We know that by providing your body with the proper nutrients and maintaining proper alignment, the quality of your life will be dramatically improved.
Give us a call today, and we’ll schedule an appointment so you can learn more about how chiropractic care and nutritional supplements can help you control, manage and eliminate stress and anxiety.