Life can get hectic and stress happens.  While it may not seem like such a big deal at the time, stress from various situations, such as finances, family illness, or work, can be troublesome and lead to health concerns.  When faced with stress, your body responds in a number of ways. Some physical reactions to stress include hair loss, muscle spasms, digestive problems, skin issues, mouth ulcers, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and more. Thankfully, there is help available, both to combat your stress and to deal with the resulting issues from past stress. Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can aid in allowing our bodies to process and deal with stress more effectively, leading to better overall health, wellness, and quality of life.

Effects of Stress on Our Bodies

Stress takes a toll on our body after a time.  The longer we experience stress, the more weakened our immune system becomes, leaving us more susceptible to sickness.  Stress causes our bodies to release a chemical called cortisol that is not beneficial for the body in excessive amounts and can cause a myriad of health problems.  Over time, stress also causes adrenal fatigue which denies the organs of essential nutrients needed to function.  This can lead to both physical and emotional concerns such as depression or chronic back pain. Chiropractic adjustments balance stress chemicals and allow our bodies to release the proper amount of the correct hormones to help us deal with stress and to stay healthy. Don’t let stress affect your health and your quality of life.  Seek chiropractic care from Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor.

Chiropractic Can Reduce Stress

One of the most effective, safe, and natural ways to reduce symptoms of stress is through chiropractic adjustments.  Subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, interfere with nerve communication which can exacerbate physical and emotional stress.  Removing subluxations through gentle adjustments from a Charlotte chiropractor will remove nerve interference so that the body’s system can function properly.  Restoring function ensure that the body works more efficiently to fight off stress and other health concerns caused by stress, such as immune disorders and poor reproductive function.

Chiropractic Has Helped Other Manage Stress

Many research studies have found a correlation between chiropractic care and an increased state of mental health and well-being, including stress.  Chiropractors like Dr. Grant Lisetor seek to treat the whole body, including both the physical and mental states.  Case studies have shown chiropractic care to be successful in reducing physical pain and symptoms of mental stress through adjustments.  In one such case study, 70% of the people receiving chiropractic care for spinal subluxations found that chiropractic care, combined with stress coping strategies, greatly reduced the symptoms caused by stress.

 

Stress is a natural response of our body to stressful situations, but it doesn’t have to lead to health concerns.  Discuss chiropractic care options with Dr. Grant Lisetor of Great Life Chiropractic to find out more about how chiropractic adjustments can improve overall health and wellness.

 

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