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  • Writer's pictureDr. Bonnie Verhunce

Chiropractic Takes Stress Off Your Nerves - 6/30/2020

Are you stressed out? You’re not alone. Millions of people live lives of quiet desperation trying to deal with stress. There are many wonderful ways of releasing stress; exercise, play, meditation, massage, bodywork; its okay to take a vacation from your worries for a while.

Stress has been linked to many different physical and mental disorders and conditions. Removing or at least reducing stress should be a major goal of anyone who wishes to stay healthy and fight aging. Fortunately, one of the most powerful and effective ways to reduce stress is chiropractic care.

How does chiropractic spinal treatments release stress?

First please keep in mind that all stress is not all bad. Stressful situations can help us grow, learn, and overcome obstacles. In fact, getting married, having a child, going on a vacation, engaging in high-performance sports, buying a home and many other exciting things are also periods of high stress. The technical term for good stress is eustress.

But of course, there is the stress that harms us. It is called distress. Chiropractic deals with that kind of stress.

Chiropractic releases a very deep, destructive form of stress in your body called a subluxation. A subluxation is a distortion in your body structure that can stress your nerves, brain, muscles, bones, joints, discs, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and internal organ systems such as your elimination, digestion and circulatory systems.

If you have a subluxation your balance is slightly off-center, your muscles may always be slightly contracted with tender trigger points; your ligaments, tendons, and joints may feel tight, your energies will be depleted and you will feel fatigued and develop premature aging. You may feel exhausted all the time.

Subluxations are dangerous! They may undermine your energies, your body function, your ability to function at your best, think more clearly, play sports well, and relax more deeply. Subluxations may stay in your body for years, even decades unless they are located and corrected.

Cause and caused by stress:

Subluxations cause stress and they are paradoxically caused by stress. A difficult birth, a fall when a child, sitting for long periods, working in difficult positions, accidents and injuries (physical stresses), a sudden shock, an emotional upset (mental stress), a poor diet or exposure to toxins (chemical stress) or a combination of stresses can all cause subluxations.

“I feel so relaxed”:

Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in locating and correcting subluxations by adjustment. When deep subluxation stress is released, patients may respond by saying, “I feel so relaxed” or “I feel like a weight has been taken off my shoulders.”

It is not unusual for patients to report that they feel lighter, more energetic, and sleep better as a result of chiropractic care.

In these stressful times, we owe it to ourselves to make regular chiropractic checkups part of our healthcare regimen. Fight stress buildup with chiropractic care.

Your nerves and chiropractic:

Nerves traveling from your brain and spinal cord connect to your stomach, intestines, reproductive organs, glands, muscles, eyes, ears, arms, legs, hands, feet – everywhere.

Nerves send information, energy, and even nourishment to your body parts. If there is the slightest blockage to this communication, nearly any system, whether digestive, eliminative, immune, cardiovascular, vision, earing, nervous, etc. cannot function efficiently and you will not be able to adapt as easily to physical, chemical, emotional or environmental stresses.

This state is called disease. It is a pre-disease state, one of weakness, lowered resistance to germs, and a reduced ability to maintain chemical balance.

Subluxations interfere with your nerve communications. Most people who are ill have subluxations and often with no pain at the site of the subluxation itself.

Doctors of Chiropractic are specially trained to locate and correct subluxations, hidden distortions that cause disease, and interfere with your health and happiness.

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