Feeling stressed out? Stress is thought to be a normal part of life. The good news is that the body can easily handle short-term stress. The bad news is that sustained periods of stress can have a harmful impact on general health. One safe and healthy way to manage stress is through chiropractic.
Our team at Functional Health Center approaches stress management holistically, providing tools and techniques to reduce stress levels. Learn more about stress management and how our specialists can help you.
What Causes Stress?
There are many reasons for high-stress levels. New job responsibilities and major life changes are common triggers. In fact, work stress is the biggest source of stress for 40 percent of American employees. Working long hours or having poor management can lead to work stress. As for life stresses, divorce, job loss, chronic illness, being a primary caregiver and traumatic events are just a handful of triggers reported. Everyone copes with stress differently. A person’s stress level can stay relatively low or be so high and sustained that it leads to illness.
Long-term stress is an issue. The body easily recovers from a brief stressful situation, with the body demonstrating the “fight or flight” response, exhibiting an increase in heartbeat and breathing rates. On the other hand, chronic stress and unhealthy coping mechanisms can often pose a problem.
The Impact of Stress on the Body
What can long-term stress do? The body experiences a continuous stream of stress hormones, placing a burden on it. Individuals dealing with chronic stress appear to age faster and are more likely to become ill. Serious health conditions due to unaddressed chronic stress include skin problems, asthmatic flare-ups, ulcers, heart attacks, heart disease, abnormal heartbeat, high blood pressure, impaired digestion, depression, and tight muscles that can cause headaches, back and neck pain. These conditions can continue to worsen over time if left untreated.
Stress Management: How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Our integrative approach to wellness is one that looks at the many facets impacting your health. After an exam and a review of your medical history, your chiropractor will tailor a treatment program designed to reduce stress levels and support your health where it has been weakened due to stress. The functional medicine approach incorporates adjustments, to promote relaxation and improve hormonal balance, and supplements, to support depleted systems of the body affected by stress. We also use Neuro Emotional Technique to help ease stress and anxiety that the body unconsciously holds onto. With our patient centered care our team will know just what type of care will be best for you and will guide you towards better stress management and improved health.
Functional Health Center Works with You
Speak to one of our knowledgeable team members to understand your options. Call (303) 827-3772 to schedule your first appointment today.