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Chiropractic and Stress: How it Helps

Chiropractic and StressCentral to good health is a fully functioning nervous system. The brain, the spinal cord, and all the nerves control all the functions of our bodies. One of the functions of the nervous system is to process the stresses of daily life. Usually, the nervous system takes care of this and we do not even notice.

But repetitive exposure to stresses – physical, mental, or environmental, can overload the nervous system. As a result, muscles start to get tight and stiff, spinal joints get out of balance and irritations occur in the nervous system, creating more tightness and tension in the muscles.

And the cycle continues: stress to the nerves, tight and tense muscles, spinal joints out of balance, and so on. Ultimately this causes corrupted signals in the nervous system, affecting the coordination and activation of spinal muscles.

Don’t Worry—Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic adjustments help to restore spinal mobility and improve nervous system function. This gives our bodies an improved ability to be and stay healthy. Chiropractic adjustments can be performed safely and effectively, particularly with the use of the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique, a low-force, precise adjustment that involves a handheld instrument.

A recent paper published in Scientific Reports, a journal publication of Nature, indicates that Chiropractic adjustments with the Activator V® adjusting instrument may represent a promising alternative therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Schedule Your Visit With Us

Good health has multiple factors: diet, exercise, sleep, mental wellness, and social wellness all plays a part in our wellness. And a healthy, interference-free nervous system is an important factor too.

We can help your body express its greatest potential. Contact us today to book an appointment and find out how an Activator V adjustment can help bring alignment to your spine and balance to your nervous system.

Sources:

1. Society for Neuroscience. (n.d.). About neuroscience. Retrieved September 17, 2018, from https://www.brainfacts.org/core-concepts

2. Eur Spine J (2006) 15: 668–676 Manohar M. Panjabi A hypothesis of chronic back pain: ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction

3. Status Of Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, Theory, and Practice

4. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics February 2005 Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, and J. Michael Menke, DC

5. Scientific Reports (August 2020) 10:13237 F. M. Conesa Buendía1 , A. Mediero 1 , R. Fujikawa 2 , P. Esbrit1 , F. Mulero 3 , I. Mahillo Fernández 4 & Arantxa Ortega De Mues 2 Beneficial effects of manually assisted chiropractic adjusting instrument in a rabbit model of osteoarthritis

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