Chiropractic and stress?

By Simon Coad September 10, 2020

To say that it is a stressful time in the world would be a tremendous understatement. People are very tense these days, and completely understandably so! Emotional stress can manifest itself physically in the form of headaches/migraines, muscle and joint pain, and neck and back pain. Chiropractors can restore function to the body and nervous system while also reducing muscle tension.

Simply put, muscles do what the nerves tell them to. If your nervous system has interference and nerves cannot effectively reach muscles, this will result in muscle tension. Think of your nerves like a hose watering a garden full of beautiful roses. These roses need water, and as long as the hose is running, the flowers can grow. However, imagine someone puts a rock on the hose somewhere, which cuts off most of the water supply. This is the same thing that the stress is doing to your nervous system: preventing the nerve supply (water in hose) from nourishing the muscles (the garden of roses).

Chiropractors can also work with patients on relaxation techniques and postural stretches to help alleviate the muscle tension and pain brought about by emotional stress. Sleep can also be affected by stress, and a proper night’s sleep is key to a successful day.

For all these reasons, it is so beneficial to see a chiropractor to make sure your nervous and immune systems are functioning to the absolute best of their ability. It’s a crazy world out there right now, and it has never been more important to stay healthy.