Stress is something that affects many of us, especially amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Stress during the holidays can come on for different reasons – maybe you have family coming to spend the holidays at your house. Maybe you are fighting the crowds in busy stores looking for that perfect gift. Things like busy schedules, work deadlines, relationship problems, and health issues can cause an increase in your stress level during the holidays. Stress can produce tension, which in turn could cause a misalignment of the spine. When we get “stressed” the tight muscles can pull on the spinal bones causing improper nerve function leading to pain, loss of motion and sometimes muscle spasms. Treating stress with chiropractic care may be just what your mind and body need. It can ultimately help you manage your stress and improve your way of living.
Stress symptoms during the holidays are similar to stress at any other time of the year. They can include anxiety, headaches, body aches, sadness, inability to sleep, irritability, and poor diet.
How can a chiropractor help you? Since chiropractors work primarily with the spine, they understand the root of the nervous system and how chronic stress can affect the mind and body. A spinal adjustment can release muscle tension and return the body back to a normal and balanced state. It can reduce spinal nerve irritation and increase blood circulation. A healthy spine is the key to effectively managing stress.
It may be surprising to learn just how much chiropractic services can help relieve stress felt during the holiday season. If the holidays have you feeling exceptionally stressed and you can feel the tension in your neck, back, and other parts of your body, it’s probably time to schedule a chiropractic appointment.
If you are experiencing an unusual amount of stress, contact Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Klein Chiropractic Center, West Chester, PA for an adjustment and also to discuss a healthy way to manage your stress.