3 Ways Your Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Stress

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Stress is a natural response. When faced with a difficult, scary or worrying situation, our natural stress responses kick in causing a fight or flight response. While each person responds differently, the strain on our minds and bodies are very similar.
Some common symptoms of stress include: muscle tension, anxiety, chest pain, fatigue, lower back pain, headaches, irritability and lack of focus. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you will be pleased to know that a chiropractor can help.

How can a chiropractor help relieve stress?

One of the most common stress symptoms is muscular and skeletal pain. This is usually concentrated in the back, neck and shoulders and is all connected to the alignment of your spine. As we become more stressed, we tense and contort our body into unnatural positions when sitting or sleeping. Luckily, a chiropractor can realign your spine and provide these great benefits:

Release tension

The word stress is synonymous with tension. By aligning the spine, your neck, shoulder and back muscles will become more relaxed and will be less likely to knot or cramp.

Improve circulation

Spine alignment increases your blood circulation which allows your body to control your fight or flight responses in low risk situations. This allow you to manage your stress levels, so your body can rest and heal.

Optimise the central nervous system

Aligning your spine will also reset your nervous system so it can function at its best. This improves the communication between your brain and nervous system, allowing you to think more clearly and rationally when faced with difficult situations and reduce your mental stress.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor on the Gold Coast, then contact the Helensvale Chiropractic Centre today. We service the areas of Helensvale, Oxenford, Hope Island, Coomera, Pacific Pines and Arundel.