How Can Chiropractic Care Help Alleviate Stress?

Stress has become a part of modern life. Stress is a major health problem in the U.S. It is estimated that around 33 percent of Americans are living with extreme stress. Stress is a silent killer. It can negatively impact every aspect of your life, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Many people use chiropractic care to manage and reduce stress. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve physical and mental well-being and reduce stress. Here are some ways chiropractic care can help relieve stress.

Reduces Muscle Tension 

Stress and muscle tension are interlinked. When a person is stressed, their muscles become tense. This leads to more pain and anxiety. Tensed muscles can negatively affect your posture. Muscle tension can also impact the way you walk, stand, and sit.

These changes can take their toll on your health over time. Many people with stiff muscles have sleeping problems or are unable to concentrate on work because of the tension in their bodies. A chiropractor uses spinal manipulations to help soothe this tension and restore the body’s natural balance.

Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations

Healthy eating and fitness (both mental and physical) go hand in hand. Many people indulge in emotional eating when stressed. An unhealthy diet can do more harm than good. Several studies suggest that once ingested, fat- and sugar-rich foods can produce stress hormones. These foods can strain the body’s physiological systems and increase inflammation.

Proper nutrition is an essential component of chiropractic care in Santa Rosa. A chiropractor, in addition to using spinal adjustments, counsels their patients to improve their dietary habits. Your chiropractor can help you watch your caloric intake and tailor a diet plan scientifically customized according to your specific requirements and condition.

Spinal Adjustment Can Help Restore Physical Functions

The spine is the most important part of the neurological system. The brain relays messages back and forth through the spine. Stress negatively impacts the spine. A chiropractor is trained to adjust the spine and restore its natural position. Chiropractic care promotes overall wellness. Many people who receive chiropractic care report feeling more energetic and less stressed.

Improves Sleep

When we sleep, our body performs important biological tasks such as removing waste, and balancing hormone levels. Stress can adversely affect sleep quality, pattern, and duration. Your chiropractor can help with sleep issues. Around 33 percent of people who undergo a chiropractic treatment report an improvement in sleep.

Struggling with stress? Toth Chiropractic can help. Dr.Toth understands the importance of empathy in healthcare. He treats his patients with compassion. Over the years, he has provided high-quality chiropractic care to people in Santa Rosawanting to get their health back on track. To schedule an appointment, call (707) 526-1390.