Our Chiropractor Finds Solutions for Patients’ Stress-Related Issues
Individuals who suffering from stress and anxiety may benefit from chiropractic care with Scottsdale chiropractor Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC. Chronic stress causes individuals to become locked in a “panic pattern” which leads to pain the neck, upper back, shoulders and down the arms. This leads to a buildup of stress hormones which can weaken the immune system and lead to chronic fatigue, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, depression and heart disease. Chiropractic adjustments help release the musculoskeletal system from a state of constant tension, releasing the panic pattern and enhancing whole body health.
How Chiropractic Helps Relieve Stress for the Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and Phoenix Communities
A body that is under stress enters the ‘fight or flight’ mode, which results in a rush of adrenaline that allows individuals to run faster, hit harder and jump higher to protect themselves from a physical threat. However, this same “rush” occurs when the body confronts non-physical stressors.
Stress stems from a variety of sources and is different for every patient. Whether it is an unreasonable boss, a fight with a partner, or even a bad evening of rush hour traffic, the body no longer needs the ‘fight or flight’ rush to survive, but it still enters this mode. Consequently, daily stressors can quickly add up over time, causing the body to be locked into a panic pattern.
For example, small, gentle adjustments to the coccyx (tailbone) allow the spine to return to a normal posture, releasing tension. Releasing the coccyx also releases the meningeal system, which surrounds the brain and spinal cord. When the body is stressed, the meninges will tighten. Relieving this musculoskeletal tension in turn helps the whole body relax. A second set of adjustments to the sternum, which can become frozen under stress, will further release tension.