Stress is a normal part of life. Yet, when it becomes a chronic issue it can completely affect our daily lives and even lead to illness. In today’s tumultuous times, stress management is more important than ever for staying healthy and living the highest quality of life possible.
The body’s stress response and how it affects our health.
Stress can be caused by many different situations in our lives. They can be physical threats, like a snake or a hostile environment; or more of a perception of a threat, such our health, finances, and relationships. Today we are often bombarded with stress signals when we face everyday situations like being stuck in traffic, meeting work deadlines, and too much exposure to screen time.
No matter what triggers the body, the biological stress response is always the same. The body primes itself for the threat by preserving energy only for vital organs needed to fight or flee. This response is important for survival, however it can have some major repercussions in the long term. The body needs adequate time each day to rest and recover. When it stays in a continual heightened state of stress, it is a recipe for disaster on a cellular level, for vital organ function, and for overall health.
Stress and our state of health.
How chronic stress manifests in our physical and/or mental health can be different for each individual. Health problems and struggles might include:
- Asthma and other airway problems
- Pain that becomes chronic in nature
- Anxiety or depression
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal issues such as poor digestion
- Poor sleep quality and fatigue
- Obesity or being overweight
- Memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and/or dementia
- And on…
How chiropractic care can help you manage your stress.
Chiropractic care may not initially come to mind for a great way to manage stress, but it should! This is because of the important role that spine health plays in overall body function. Often without even knowing it, our spines can become misaligned and cause problems with nerve flow. When nerve flow (or energy) is compromised, this affects the body’s very basic functions it needs to face stressful situations and properly recover.
Instead of relying on traditional treatments like prescribed medications, chiropractic care can address a big component of proper stress management at the source. It’s a great adjunct to lifestyle changes for managing stress such as consistent exercise, better nutrition, and high quality sleep.
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a results-oriented well-researched approach that helps restore and optimize spine alignment. The experienced staff at Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas, NV is part of an elite group of CBP practitioners. They can help you get on track with your overall health. When the brain and spinal cord can communicate better with the entire system, it allows better overall management without stress.
It is impossible to avoid and is a vital part of normal life. Yet it should make us feel stronger rather than run down. Put your best foot forward with the help of Advanced Spine and Posture.