Stress is a common condition that affects us all at some point in our hectic lives. What causes it and how can you deal with it?
Things that causes stress are referred to as ‘stressors’. The range of stressors is diverse and there many causes: family upheaval, new job, old job, illness, accident, injury or just about any life experience.
Chronic or ongoing stress causes the body to tense and muscles to tighten. Symptoms may show. It slowly grinds your body to a state of fatigue and weakness and joint fixation.
Physical Stress – Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even a difficult birth or learning to walk.
Emotional Stress – Ever face an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Notice the posture of someone who is depressed. Anger, or a sense of hopelessness, are common forms of emotional stress that may affect your well being and function.
Chemical Stress – Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen, pet dander, detergents, fabric softeners and a host of other substances that can affect us.
The chiropractic resolve to ‘stressors’ is to keep functional health at an optimum in an effort to alleviate the condition through the use of spinal manilpulation. In the case of stress, the chiropractor may jointly use other health professionals such as medical doctors, physiotherapists etc.
When you body’s functionality is concerned it reduces the physical loads that are caused by stress such as joint fixation, weakened or muscles in spasm, postural distortions and mostly headaches.
Chiropractic should be considered in the times of high stressful situations.