Tax season is upon us, and that means added stress for many of us. On top of family responsibilities, chores in the home, and work, it can really add up. Stress seems to be a part of everyday life, no matter what time of year it is. Oftentimes we put the stress on ourselves, while other times it is just a part of life.
Though stress is normal (and some of it can even be beneficial!), it is important to deal with it in a healthy way. Numerous studies show the negative effects stress has on our health. It can cause sleep loss, mental disorders, weight gain, and more. As many of us already know, living in constant stress leads to overall wellness taking a decline.
Fortunately, there are many strategies to deal with stress, including natural ones. Most people don’t think of chiropractic care when it comes to stress relief, but we can help!
Can A Chiropractor Reduce Stress?
Our spine is a part of our nervous system, meaning the health of the spine dictates how well we feel each and ever day, both mentally and physically. When the spine is performing optimally, then the nervous system can function at its best. That includes boosting the immune system and, you guessed it, handling stress.
For many patients, subluxations (or misalignments) of the spine interfere with how well the nervous system communicates with the rest of the body. This can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Subluxations often lead to pain, including back pain and headaches.
Regular chiropractic adjustments will help you deal with stress, whether it is from something temporary like tax season or even more long term. When your spine is well-adjusted, your immune system will get a boost and better sleep habits are promoted, both of which will help combat stress. Chiropractic also helps ease aches and pains you may be experiencing which will also help reduce stress.
At Williamsburg Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing you with only the best in chiropractic care. Schedule an appointment today to get some much needed stress relief!