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How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Stress Reduction?

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on March 26, 2021

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In 2021, life is full of it. After a pandemic, economic crisis, natural disasters, and political upheaval, you have many reasons to be over-stressed. 

And you’re not alone: 78% of Americans have experienced significant stress due to COVID-19. For 2 in 3 adults, that stress has only increased. The APA has declared a national mental health crisis.

Experts will give you the same stress-reduction advice: get quality sleep, drink water, eat well, and laugh. While those approaches facilitate a healthy lifestyle in general, sometimes you need a more intensive solution.

Chiropractic care can help. Its goal, after all, is to optimize health. Read on to learn how it works.

How Does Chiropractic Care Reduce Stress?

Constant tension from stress locks the spine in an abnormal position, causing discomfort, inflammation, or pain. Chiropractic care releases stored tension in the body. The following are safe, natural, effective ways to return to a natural, healthy state.

Spinal Adjustment

Spinal adjustments are non-intrusive procedures to reduce stress that results in chronic pain.  A chiropractor applies force to vertebrae to correct vertebral subluxation, or misalignment in the spine, and reduce nerve irritation, tension, and pain. Adjustments are the only correction for subluxation – and only a chiropractor is trained to do them.

Rehabilitative Exercises

Our chiropractors might prescribe home exercises and stretches to reduce stress. Only active patients should utilize the exercises on our site. Always do them in the exact manner they were prescribed. If any abnormalities arise during the exercises, stop immediately and contact our office.

Nutritional Supplements

Since stress weakens the immune system, your chiropractor might advise multivitamins such as zinc, selenium, iron, and Vitamin D to boost your immune system. Some people rely on garlic, ginger, echinacea, and other herbs, but always refer to an expert for advice. Call us at (780) 432-1400 for a consultation.

Other Recommendations

A chiropractor might recommend lifestyle changes to reduce stress. If you work from home, using an ergonomic workstation is critical. Postural changes include sitting upright, lying on your back, and wearing comfortable shoes to preserve the natural curve of the spine. These changes are highly effective and easy to implement.

Chiropractic Care for Stress Reduction

While all these options are effective, each requires a chiropractor’s input. The passionate doctors at South Centre Chiropractic Clinic have decades of experience successfully treating Olympians, families, and kids. Our in-depth assessments will help determine which treatments will be most effective for you.

Is your stress causing you pain? Call us at (780) 432-1400 or request an appointment.


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