An individual's emotional and mental health plays a significant role in their well-being. An easy way to visualise this is to think of a person who has had an extremely stressful day. They don't walk into the room with their shoulders down and their back straight. Instead, when someone is under this type of stress, their shoulders tend to round forward, just dragging along. Some of the well known emotional stressors include problems with work, family and finances. Eventually, the stressors can build up, causing muscles to tense, misalignments and ultimately leads to another type of stress — physical stress.
Many people don't realise the extent to which they are experiencing physical stress. Some examples of what causes physical stress include injuries, poor posture and sedentary lifestyles, particularly a lack of exercise. All of these examples can cause strain on your spine and misalignments. Which, in return, can lead to constant pain, lack of sleep and overall decreased wellness. Physical stress can be alleviated through chiropractic care by adjusting any misalignments.
Chemical stressors are all the chemicals in your life that aren't supportive of your health and wellness. They can be anything we ingest, including medications, alcohol, processed foods and environmental toxins. Small amounts of these toxins may not have any effect. However, as they are consumed repeatedly over time, they build up and ultimately cause damage to your nervous system and health.
Chiropractic for natural stress relief
The most common cause of misalignments in the spine is stress. Stress typically causes tension in your neck and back, which can misalign your spine and lead to various health problems. As a result of these misalignments, your nervous system adversely communicates with your body. This can be countered through chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments decrease physical stress while improving the nervous system. Using chiropractic for stress relief, regardless of the type of stress you're experiencing, may provide you with a boost in overall wellness.
Stress is an everyday occurrence for many people, and they need natural stress relief. Schedule a consultation with your local East Auckland chiropractor. Let Nandish Chiropractic help you understand the different types of stress and find relief.