Stress and Chiropractic Care

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There is not one single person who can say they have never experienced stress. Stress is a normal part of life. Some situations are more stressful than others, though. Financial problems, problems in relationships, family illness, or even work situations can cause us to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and exhausted. Too much stress can cause hair loss, poor digestion, skin problems, ulcers, and headaches. It can even lead to more serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and anxiety. If stress has affected your health, seek help from a Metairie chiropractor. Chiropractic care is a proven and effective method for improving your overall health and reducing stress. It can also help you deal with stress better both physically and mentally.

What Does Stress Do to the Body?

Feeling stressed out all the time may just begin to feel like a normal part of life. But too much stress will lead to bigger problems, including health concerns, and you shouldn’t continue believing that you are just meant to be stressed out forever. After a period of prolonged stress, your immune system is weakened and you will likely experience a number of health issues. If your immune system isn’t working at optimal levels of health, then your body is more susceptible to sickness. Not only is the immune system affected, but high stress levels also lead to too much cortisol in the system, as well as adrenal fatigue, both of which are unhealthy. Chemical balance is important in the body, and a body that is chemically out of balance is more prone to bouts of anxiety and depression. Chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Jeff Vitenas can restore chemical balance to help the body combat stress levels and maintain optimal health.

How Can Chiropractic Reduce Stress?

Chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignments. These interrupt nerve communication which is most often the root cause of a chemical imbalance or dysfunction within the body. A gentle adjustment from Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic will remove misalignments to restore balance within the body. When your body is functioning as it should, it is better equipped to deal with stress and fight off illnesses, and you will find it easier to maintain a pleasant mental state and a healthy perspective and attitude.

Chiropractic Really Does Reduce Stress Levels

Some people view chiropractic as a way to treat back and neck pain. While it can do that, the truth is that it is so much more than that. Many people have found their health greatly improved and their quality of life increased with regular chiropractic adjustments. Case studies also show the effectiveness of chiropractic care for optimal health, especially for reducing stress. Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas focuses on treating the whole body for both physical and mental improvements. One case study that focused on stress found that about 70% of the people receiving consistent chiropractic care were better able to cope with stress. Most found their stress-related symptoms were greatly reduced after proper spinal alignment was restored.

If stress has taken over your life, take back control with chiropractic care. Contact Enlightened Chiropractic and schedule a consultation to find out more about the amazing benefits of chiropractic care for improving your overall health and reducing your stress. Dr. Jeff serves residents of Metairie, Lake View, Kenner, and the Greater New Orleans area.


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