Ahead of the most divisive election in decades, more than two-thirds of U.S. adults say that the 2020 U.S. presidential election is a significant source of stress in their life. This year has been a year unlike any other in living memory. Not only are are in the midst of a global pandemic, but we are also facing increasing division and hostility in the presidential election. Add to that racial turmoil in our cities, the unsteady economy and climate change that has fueled widespread wildfires and other natural disasters. The result is an accumulation of stressors that are taking a physical and emotional toll on Americans.
Stress can lead to numerous health issues including tension headaches, back pain, fatigue, and more. Over time, chronic stress can make the body more susceptible to disease. You can avoid many of these issues by keeping your stress to a minimum. Chiropractic adjustments are one thing you can do for yourself to help minimize stress and keep you calm and focused. Here are four ways chiropractic care can help relieve your stress.
Reducing stress by reducing muscle tension
Stress and muscle tension form a cycle that can be hard to break; you feel stressed, so your muscles tense, which leads to pain and more anxiety. When your muscles are tensed, it can affect your posture and the way you sit, stand, and walk. Over time these changes take a toll on your body. You may experience sleep problems or have trouble concentrating on work because of the tension in your body. Wood Chiropractic can help soothe this tension, restoring your body’s natural balance and your mind’s focus.
Restoring physical function through spinal adjustments
Your spine is central to your neurological system. Everything your brain communicates to the rest of your body – including swallowing and breathing – it transmits through the backbone. When you are stressed, and your body becomes tense, it affects your spine. Dr. Wood can adjust your spine and restore its natural position as well as the normal function of your body. Many patients report that after regular chiropractic treatments, they have more energy, get sick less often, and feel less stressed overall.
Help for stress through proper nutrition
Many people eat to deal with stress but eating unhealthy food, or too much food only puts the body under more strain. Proper diet is the foundation of good overall health. It can seem ironic that when you are stressed and want least to focus on healthy eating is when it can indeed help the most. Here at Wood Chiropractic we don’t only offer spinal adjustments; we can also counsel you to improve your dietary habits including healthy foods and supplements you may be lacking.
A holistic whole-person approach
Your body and mind are inextricably connected, and this is never more apparent than when you are under a lot of stress. We can counsel you on full-body wellness including nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, and mental processes. All of these lifestyle choices impact your fitness, physical performance, and mental health. We will take your complete medical history and work closely with you to help you develop healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes that will keep you feeling your best.
If you are feeling the burden of stress that so many of us are these days and you need help relaxing, contact Wood Chiropractic. We can connect you with the chiropractic services you need to relax, refocus, rebalance, and restore your physical and mental health.
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