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4 Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Can Ease Anxiety and Stress
Stress and anxiety can sneak up on you at any time, and dealing with them can spark new nerves and worries. If you’ve dealt with anxiety and stress before, you may have developed your own routine to ease them, but you can never have too many solutions to help. Chiropractic adjustments are another way to help your anxiety and stress and help get you feeling better again. We’ve created a list of 4 ways that chiropractic adjustments can ease anxiety and stress.
Getting a good night’s rest
A lack of sleep can spark anxiety and stress. Getting a better night’s sleep could be a matter of getting the right chiropractic adjustment. Neck or back pain can cause discomfort in bed. A chiropractor can perform adjustments that focus on each area to ease pain and get you sleeping through the night. A chiropractor may also recommend specific sleeping positions. Sleeping on your side in a fetal position, with your knees bent takes pressure off of your back. Pillows can also assist in getting a more comfortable sleep. A pillow under your neck will help keep your spine aligned and one between your legs can keep your legs from twisting, forcing you onto your back while you sleep.
Labored breathing is another major source for stress. Chiropractic care and adjustments can make breathing easier. The lungs are impacted by other parts of the body, and misalignment in the back or spine can lead to more stressful breathing. Adjustments can improve your overall physical well being and in turn make breathing easier.
Chiropractic care can help your overall health by reducing headaches that commonly occur from injuries. Targeting headaches with chiropractic care can provide the same relief that you would get from many over-the-counter medicines but without the side effects.
Less general pain
One of the most common reasons people visit a chiropractor is to reduce general pain. Chronic pain is often the source of chronic stress and anxiety. Fixing the former can reduce the latter. Chiropractic care focuses on spinal manipulation and is often used to help alleviate back, neck and joint pain. This treatment method can address issues that a normal checkup or diagnosis would not. One visit with a chiropractor could put you on a path toward less pain and therefore less stress.
Feeling your best
Dealing with stress and anxiety slows you down. Don’t let it stop you from being your best. Consider visiting a chiropractor who can help you address some of what may be causing your stress. One visit could put you on a path toward spending more time on what’s next and less time battling your stress.
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