Stress and Your Health

Image from Well Adjusted Products

Image from Well Adjusted Products

We all know that too much stress can lead to decreased health; but how? 

Well, we know stress causes a fight or flight (sympathetic) response in our bodies. When this occurs, our bodies’ muscles create tension. When this tension is repetitive, chronic or severe enough, it causes a shift in the spine. And as we all know, neuro-structural shifts cause nerve interference and reduce our body’s optimal function, which leads to many secondary conditions ie. pain, illness, and depression. 

When stuck in fight or flight, our bodies are in a chronic state of stress, causing more tension and more nerve interference. Here’s how we at Platinum Chiropractic can help; neuro-structural adjustments break this viscous cycle and allow the body to restore to a more normal physiological state, known as homeostasis.  

This is just one of the reasons why it’s important to get checked on a regular basis, making sure your body is working in a healthy normal way, and not stuck in a sick, stressed out, and reduced resistance state.