These days, stress is part of our everyday lives.
Since it’s unlikely that we can eliminate stress in our lives, improving our ability to withstand and accommodate it is important for our health .
As more stress and tension is experienced, the nervous system finds it more difficult to effectively adapt. As a result, the body’s ability to function at its optimum level can be compromised. At some point the body may produce symptoms, such as headaches, neck pain or shoulder stiffness. Stress produces a reaction in your body and can lead to spinal joint dysfunction. These reactions and symptoms are a warning sign that indicates change is necessary.
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 - Although it is generally accepted that emotional stress or psychological factors can make any back pain problem worse, the concept of “stress-related” back pain takes this idea one step further. The diagnosis of stress-related back pain assumes that psychological and emotional factors are of primary influence. Emotional stress is one of the most common, yet overlooked types of negative stress.
Chemical Stress - Today’s environment constantly surrounds us with chemicals. These days how we live, what we eat, and almost everything we do is subjected to substances that can affect our nervous system and muscle tone.
Take positive action against the effects of stress
When you’re ready to take action, ring us at Chirolife Chiropractic to arrange your first visit.
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