Stress isn't all bad; in fact some studies suggest that there is a perfect amount of stress to compliment your well-being. While stress is a source of motivation and problem solving, it can also take more than it gives. But how do you determine your line of "too much stress;" and how do you keep yourself from reaching it too frequently?
A good example of this is how perceived mental stress causes our bodies to tighten in a natural reaction. If this defensive tightening is allowed to persist, muscle tension is a natural outcome- the associated stiffness, spasm and pain of a body under duress further adds to your mental stress. The cycle perpetuates itself. Our job as chiropractors is to approach this problem by treating the physical manifestation of stress- the tightening- and limit the exacerbation that it contributes to your overall stress cycle.
We utilize a number of modalities between chiropractic adjustment and massage therapy to address muscle tension and dysfunction in the spine. In so doing, we also achieve a boost in circulation to every cell in the body which helps to oxygenate the brain and influence an uptick in mental functioning. Furthermore, many people experience a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol, allowing them to focus on the feelings of calm that your body feels after it has been adjusted and massaged. If you are interested in limiting stress with chiropractic, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.