Proper stress management is always an important part of a healthy lifestyle. In the year 2020, the importance of this has been magnified as we all face uncertain futures. Without good strategies in place, chronic stress can lead to poor quality of life and illness.
How stress affects our health.
Stress can come into play with many different factors in our lives including health, finances, our relationships, and the jobs we have (or don’t have right now).
Regardless of what triggers stress, it leads to the same physical response and sequencing of events every time.
When our bodies feel endangered from a threat (real or perceived), they enter a state called “fight or flight.” A stress response leads to a change in hormone balance and neural adaptivity that primes the body for survival mode.
This is an essential state but is not meant to be sustained chronically. When there is no downtime for cells to rejuvenate and regroup it eventually leads to a breakdown in function, manifesting as a variety of illnesses and health issues.
Health issues that correlate to stress.
Chronic ongoing stress affects both mental and physical health. Issues that might surface include:
- Poor digestion and other gastrointestinal problems
- Diminished sleep quality and fatigue
- Asthma and other breathing problems
- Chronic pain
- Depression or anxiety
- Heart disease
- Obesity or overweight
- Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and/or dementia
- And on…
Better stress management strategies with Chiropractic Care.
While stress management is crucial for good health, it is not often addressed until there is already a glaring health problem. When stress leads to ambiguous issues related to mental health it can also be heavily stigmatized. Oftentimes, medications that only mask the underlying problems are prescribed.
Good stress management should start with implementing lifestyle changes for nutrition, exercise, sleep, and spine alignment. Spine alignment plays a pivotal role in the health of our brain and spinal cord and its ability to communicate with the rest of the body.
Without good alignment, nerve flow becomes blocked and affects the very basic functions we need for our health. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is an expert-backed, specialized approach that focuses on restoring spine alignment. With a trained CBP expert, nerve health can be restored and full body function to better manage issues related to stress.
Let Dr. Samantha Coleman at ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA address these issues. Whether you realize you have spinal misalignment or not, she can help you feel in better control of your stress and the way the body responds to it. Having a solid foundation in the spine encourages vitality and resilience for life.
While stress can’t be completely avoided, it can be used to make us stronger rather than making us fall ill. Get in touch with ChiroSolutions today to start a treatment program that promotes an overall sense of well-being and leaves you feeling your best.