Unwinding the Stress Cycle

Physical and mental stress go hand-in-hand

A stressful day at work has you feeling mentally anguished and exhausted. But what you may notice in your distraction is that your body is also manifesting this stress. If you take a second to have a deep breath, you might find that your neck, shoulders and back are bound down almost as though by a restrictive jacket. This is natural- as the human body interprets stress, it responds by tightening- a protective measure that is useful if you are in physical danger. But it is singularly not useful if you are trying to manage a stressful work schedule and keep your wellbeing and sanity intact.

The next step defines the stress cycle

So what do you choose: to do nothing about it, to admit defeat and lay on the couch until you fall asleep? If this is your choice, the stress cycle will perpetuate and repeat ad nauseum until your body reaches its breaking point. The problem is that it is is a positive feedback loop: the pain then becomes another source of mental stress which causes more muscular tightening. You might find that the breaking point starts with muscle spasms, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. This early warning sign should convince you to take action on reducing stress. We can help you do that.

Hitting the reset button with chiropractic

Before you make any adjustments to reduce stress, you need to be rid of the pain. Chiropractic helps you restore spinal alignment and body balance, allowing you to focus on what matters for reducing stress. If you want to find out more about our stress management plan, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.

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