Stress does far more harm than simply making you frustrated or causing a headache. In fact, stress can have a huge negative impact on your long term and overall health. Every one of the body’s system are affected by stress in some way, and the cumulative effects can be dire.
So what can you to do to reduce stress when you have to balance work, your life and family responsibilities, and your health? Fortunately, there is chiropractic care in Las Vegas available to help you reduce stress effectively and naturally, without the need for drugs or medications. Chiropractic treatment takes a holistic approach to stress reduction and addresses stress in the following ways.
You may have seen disconcerting videos on the internet showing chiropractic adjustments that seem rather intense. However, this is far from the truth. For the vast majority of patients, properly performed adjustments actually feel great! Not only do adjustments help to lessen pain, but they often have a relaxing affect as well, similar to a massage.
Of course, when you feel better, you have less stress. Pain exacerbates stress and stress increases pain in a vicious cycle. Chiropractic treatment is a great way to break this cycle.
Better Blood Flow
In addition to restoring proper nerve conduction and reducing pain, chiropractic adjustments can also increase blood flow. This is important for several reasons. First, blood transports oxygen, which the body needs in order to function. Better blood flow equals more oxygen and more energy, making you feel refreshed and energetic.
Secondly, good blood flow is necessary for removing toxins from your system, including stress hormones. Stress causes the “fight or flight” response to kick in. That was crucial for our ancestors, but in these modern times stress is not usually caused by physical danger. Therefore, the increased heart rate, higher blood pressure and other physical reactions that accompany stress are not necessary and actually put strain on our bodies. Good blow flow will help to flush out these hormones.
Soft Tissue Release
Of course, chiropractic treatment is not limited to spinal adjustments. Sometimes soft tissue release is necessary, particularly with problems like plantar fasciitis and fibromyalgia. Somewhat similar to therapeutic massage, soft tissue release is usually very relaxing and greatly helps to reduce stress when performed by a trained and experienced chiropractor.
For stress-relieving chiropractic care in Las Vegas, please contact Grimes Family Chiropractic for an appointment at (702) 233-2372 or through our webpage.