How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Stress Relief?
It is important to understand how stress and physical pain travel a two-way street in our bodies—and that chiropractic care can provide relief:
Emotional stress causes physiological changes:
- Muscles automatically tighten in fight-or-flight response to stress; chronic stress causes consistent muscle tenseness, particularly in the neck and shoulders. This can cause hunching, poor posture and pull vertebrae out of alignment, straining soft tissues. One of the most common symptoms of this kind of stress is neck pain and tension headaches.
- Acute and chronic stress taxes the respiratory system, causing shallow breathing that doesn’t deliver enough oxygen to the body and mind. Stress can also trigger asthma attacks in some people.
- Long-term stress can trigger poor eating habits, lower sleep quality and adversely impact the immune, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
Not surprisingly, these health problems and the pain they cause can ratchet up stress levels even more. Our chiropractor can help!
Irvine Chiropractor’s Stress and Pain Relief Treatment
Chiropractor Dr. Lee can help you lower your stress and pain levels very effectively so you can improve your health and quality of life:
Chiropractic Care—Whether stress is causing neck or back pain and headaches, or those pains are causing stress, Dr. Lee addresses both. Correcting spinal alignment through precise, gentle chiropractic adjustments relieves pain and its accompanying stresses. Chiropractic care also releases pinched nerves to enable the nervous system to better direct the body’s various systems so that they all work better together; this gives you fewer things to worry about.
Massage Therapy—Massage is a proven stress relief treatment that also has a host of physiological benefits. It releases endorphins in the system to relieve pain naturally, relieves musculoskeletal tensions and relaxes and focuses the mind, improving circulation, breathing and sleep quality.
Dr. Lee also provides individualized exercise, nutrition and lifestyle counseling to help you meet the challenges of life without letting excess stress become an overpowering factor in your life.