Chiropractors Care About Stress Management

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
chiropractors can help with stress symptoms

The amount of stress a person experiences day-to-day has increased drastically over the last few decades. This is a result of growing financial worries, emotional disappointment, tight work schedules, home worries, etc. Everyone in varying degrees and forms can experience stress. It could also affect our mental health, and in some cases, it can lead to a breakdown of the body in general if not properly managed.

Stress can also be experienced by children and even those in the elderly population. Different forms of stress can occur at different times whether during pregnancy, moving into menopause, the height of puberty, etc. Stress can be mild or chronic, but the keyword to note here is “stress management.” If the smaller symptoms of stress are ignored, they can result in severe health conditions that could even be fatal if allowed to linger.

What are the common symptoms of stress?

  • Changes in your sleep patterns
  • Worrying excessively
  • Always feeling distracted
  • Feeling a sense of tension
  • An anxious or nervous feeling

If these symptoms of stress are not properly managed, it could lead to more severe symptoms such as:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Mental issues
  • Severe migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Chest pain

How chiropractors can help with stress management

We have discussed the likely causes of stress and some of its symptoms. Let us now focus on how your stress level can be managed by well-trained chiropractors. Amarillo Chiropractors use different techniques to help you manage, reduce and even eliminate the risk of stress symptoms becoming more severe. Here are some ways chiropractors help in stress management.

  • Spinal Manipulative Therapy

    The spine plays a HUGE role in the overall nervous system. After all, it is part of the central nervous system. Chiropractors in Amarillo use manipulative techniques to introduce movement into joints that have not been moving ideally, sometimes for years. Spine adjustment by chiropractors is thought to give you relief as a result of activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby relieving your muscles from pain and tension. When you increase the range of motion of joints and you reduce the amount of pain a person experiences from day to day, you can typically reduce their level of stress as well.

  • Chiropractors give you a guide on your diet

    Patients with stress-related issues are often guided by chiropractors on stress management tips such as eating the right kind of food, using some effective relaxation techniques, etc.

    Having a healthy diet helps your body to prevent and manage some health-related issues, including stress. Chiropractors often advise that your diet should contain complex carbohydrates, lean protein, vegetables, and fruits etc. Intake of processed and packaged foods should be reduced while eating natural foods should be encouraged.

  • Chiropractors may help you with good meditation and relaxation techniques

    Some chiropractors advise you on the use of meditation to ensure that you relieve your body of any form of worry, anxiety or nervousness. Regular meditation increases your level of concentration and ensures that your body is free from any form of stress. You can use relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises to cool your nerves and reduce any form of tension. In the medical literature, this is known as cognitive behavioral therapy and is becoming a more well-known tool for treating chronic pain and stress/tension.

  • Massage Therapy

    Many chiropractic offices, ours included, have licensed massage therapists on staff in their offices. If you have never tried massage for stress and tension-related issues, it is time to do that. In fact, it is past time. Massage is one of the most effective means of treating stress and tension.

  • Exercising Regularly

    Regular exercise is done with energy. Expending this energy helps to reduce tension in the muscles. Endorphins are released after an exercise session, thereby reducing sad feelings and other factors that could lead to stress. Chiropractors also advise you to engage in breathing exercises as a form of stress management.

    When you’re feeling nervous or overly anxious, you should take in short deep breaths at regular intervals. Breathing exercise helps to calm your nerves and relieve any form of tension or stress.

  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)

    PMR is a muscle relaxation technique that involves you actively engaging your muscles for about 10 seconds and then relaxing your muscles for another 20 seconds. Chiropractors advise that PMR be carried out with a mental focus on different muscles in your body. This helps relieve muscle tension and stress.

  • How we can help

    If you are suffering from stress and this is taking much of your time, as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us.

    We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

    Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and the neuromusculoskeletal system and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology. Dr. Williams is currently undergoing study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and will get certified in about two months.