When you experience high levels of stress, your muscles will tense which is why you may feel more pain in your back and neck area during stressful events. This tensing of the muscles can create stresses on your spine, causing it to become misaligned. These are commonly referred to as subluxations and they have the ability to make the stress feel even worse because of the increased pain and your body's inability to heal due to the inflammation that excessive amounts of stress generally bring.
We see all kinds of types and ages of patients in our Portland, Oregon chiropractic office, and Dr. Theresa M. King sees the effects of stress on people. We also see how chiropractic care can help!
Chiropractic Helps Reduce Stress
Most people don't know that a chiropractic adjustment does much more than correct problems in your spine. Chiropractic actually has measurable effects on your central nervous system and brain, according to a 2011 study.
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, your body responds positively as realigning your spine helps open the channels of communication between your brain and other bodily systems, allowing it to properly heal all on its own. Essentially, this means less pain and less stress, and improved function of every system in your body.
If you're suffering the physical effects of stress, give Dr. Theresa M. King a call today at (503) 730-9759. We're conveniently located in Portland. You can also click here to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Ogura T, Tashiro M, Masud M, Watanuki S, et al. Cerebral Metabolic Changes in Men After Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medince 2011;17(6):12-17.