While not all stress is bad, very few of us know how to achieve a balance between good and bad stress. By all accounts stress leads to tension and this manifests itself in your muscles: muscles all over the body contract in response to stressful stimuli, whether it be emotional or physical. A body rife with muscle tension is bound to be pulled out of balance- and in this scenario, a likely outcome is that your spinal joints can lose their normal position and exert pressure on spinal nerves.
As chiropractors we treat the spine as the foundation for your wellness. If stress has taken its toll, whether it be muscle tension, subluxation or something more serious, we are trained to detect the source of your dysfunction and set a course for treatment. We reduce muscle tension through massage and trigger point therapy to break up knots of tension and improve circulation to the affected area. This helps restore range of motion and promotes healing. Subluxation is addressed through chiropractic adjustment which seeks to correct the alignment of the spine to prevent compression of the spinal nerves.
Chiropractic is a natural and proven form of stress relief. Because it treats the source rather than the symptom, we can help mitigate the physical side effects of a stressed out lifestyle. Once physical pain is reduced, thinking clearly becomes easier which helps you identify personal behavior that contributes to a stressed out condition. If you are interested in finding out more about chiropractic treatment for stress, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.