Chronic Stress

Relax with Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic in Charleston, NV

Stress has become an all too common ailment in our society today. What was originally required to protect early man from danger and predators through a quick burst of stress hormones, has become an epidemic of anxiety in modern life. Where our ancestors had a slow-paced life with few moments of stress, today we experience stressful situations daily. We at Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic believe we can help your body combat the symptoms of stress with a combination of clinic work and lifestyle and dietary adjustments.


What Effects Does Stress Have on Your Body?

Everyone experiences stress at some point. Daily life, emotional experiences, or sudden unexpected scenarios can all trigger a stress response. This response is helpful in certain situations, allowing the flight or fight response to boot up. However, when chronic stress is experienced on an ongoing basis it can have detrimental effects on your brain and body such as:

  • headaches
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • anxiety

A weakened immune system, increased breathing rate, and a pounding heart can also result, which could spell trouble if sustained for long periods. 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

A result of chronic stress is the blood being pumped to your muscles on a continuous basis, ready to spring into action. One method of tension relief we can perform is by relieving muscle tension caused by this build up. As a chiropractor predominantly works with the spine and central nervous system, we can adjust any spinal irritation within the nervous system. As the nerves send their messages via the spine, this can improve your circulation and indicate to the brain to switch off the flight or fight mode. This allows your body to start healing itself.

Another point in the body where stress can rear its head is the neck. Chronic neck pain is often a symptom of stress and with spinal adjustments, coupled with ergonomic changes to your environment, the body can begin to alleviate pressure and pain.

Tension relief is also given via a holistic perspective at Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic. We believe we need to help you get to the root cause to solve your problem on a long-term basis. We can offer dietary advice such as increasing certain vitamins in your diet. Another suggestion we would discuss is the implementation of relaxation practices into your daily life such as yoga or meditation. Postural alterations help relieve stress as well.

Don't stress about it. Call us today and let us help you work towards a more relaxing and healthier lifestyle. Contact our friendly staff on 304-925-1697 to make an appointment.


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