During our busy everyday lives we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (children, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.) Our bodies respond to the overall level of stress that our bodies experience. These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. Under stress, spinal vertebrae can misalign and cause interference to the healthy communication of nerve messages between the brain and body. Chiropractors call these spinal misalignments, subluxations. Disruption to the nerve system may result in some form of bodily dysfunction. This could mean the body’s organs; tissue and cells are either over worked or underworked, which can lead to disease. The difficult thing for us to determine is the presence of these stressors in our lives because we are very adaptable organisms. Until we reach our individual threshold, our bodies cope and adapt to the stress until such time as they can no longer adapt. This is when we experience symptoms, at that point at which the body is no longer coping with the stress load it is experiencing.
For over 115 years, chiropractors have empowered people to understand that every function of the body is controlled and directed through the nervous system. Health comes from within. When the nervous system is clear from any interference and the communication from the brain to organs and tissues is 100%, the body is able to function normally and express health.
Children experience stress and anxiety just as adults do. Their days are jam packed with school work, sports activities, music, chiropractic appointments, spending time with friends and peer pressure. Don’t be fooled. Kid’s stress is just as real as adult’s stress. Just as in adults, stress can cause unhappiness and anxiety. Stress in children can also lead to a lowered immune system. As a result of a stressed immune system, kids can become more susceptible to common illnesses like ear infections, headaches, common colds and viruses.
Chiropractors focus on and place a great deal of significance on the healthy structure of the spine and the function of the nerve system. The Master Control Centre of the body is the nerve system (made up of the brain, spinal cord and nerves). The spinal bones serve not only to protect the delicate spinal cord but also provides the body with stability, movement and good posture. Now you can see why Chiropractors are so concerned about making sure your spine is healthy and maintained throughout life!
A chiropractic adjustment is a great way to release stress and anxiety from your body. Removing interference and anxiety in your nerve system gives your body the ability to heal and regulate at its optimal level. Having your spine looked after and maintained with chiropractic adjustments, as well as living a healthier lifestyle will certainly go a long way to assisting your overall health and prevent problems in the future.
Chiropractic care is a health care approach based upon the body’s natural ability to heal itself and is a very important step in a commitment to optimal health. Optimal health is one of our most valuable possessions. We should value ourselves enough to strive for the highest level of health. When we take responsibility for the choices we make regarding health, we give ourselves the best opportunity to achieve all of our health goals. Chiropractic care can help give us the natural health we deserve when we commit to learning more about our body and take all of the necessary steps to stay well.
It may not be possible to remove the stress from a busy life. However, with the help of your Chiropractor, you can respond better to the unique challenges you face.
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