Addressing Chronic Stress-Related Injuries
Stress can take a terrible toll on the body in more ways than one. While emotional anxiety and mental stress certainly play a role, physical stress can do its damage. In this guide, we’ll discuss how stress can affect your body and how our team at Odom Chiropractic can help.
Emotional and Mental Stress
We all go through stressful times. Financial worries, the death of a loved one, moving, work, and similar issues are a standard part of life. However, this type of stress typically doesn’t cause too many problems when managed correctly.
However, unmanaged or chronic stress is a different story. It’s as though your body is constantly worn out, with no time to recover. That’s why chronic stress can lead to:
- Sleep issues
- Unhealthy eating
- Headaches and migraines
- Decreased immunity
When your body is impacted by stress, you don't keep proper posture and may be careless with physical activities. In addition, since you’re not eating well, your body isn’t getting nutrients. This reduction can lead to injuries like muscle strains and sprains.
Physical stress refers to repetitive motions leading to damaged muscles, compressed nerves, spinal misalignment, and more. These symptoms can affect your emotional and mental health. Each type of stress can impact or trigger the other types.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
You might wonder how a specialist known for treating back and neck pain can help with emotional and mental stress. The truth is that chiropractic care employs many techniques to help all these areas.
For example, adjustments, decompression therapy, and massage therapy all work to relieve physical pain and suffering. As the pain is relieved, it lessens the impact on your emotional and mental health.
It goes beyond that, though. For example, massage therapy is well-known as a stress reliever. Our chiropractors also provide guidance and recommendations to improve your health, including nutritional advice, exercises and stretches that can help strengthen the mind and body.
Treat Your Stress-Related Injuries with Our Chiropractors
Learn how chiropractic care can help relieve stress levels by scheduling an appointment with our team at Odom Chiropractic. You can reach our Grovetown, GA, at (706) 305-9324 or our Aiken, SC, at (803) 226-0604.