Seeing a Chiropractor Can Help Reduce Your Stress


It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that most Americans today lead pretty stressful lives. But what might be surprising are the three types of stress and their impact on the body. We’ll explain all the important information in a second because the most important detail is that there is a healthy, safe “cure” to managing stress that doesn’t involve medication: chiropractic care.

To begin, there are three major types of stress: environmental, bodily, and emotional. Environmental stress describes the impact of the environment in which you live, so this could manifest in loud noises you might here while outside, news about major political differences, or the presence of pollution. Bodily stress covers the areas of illness, fatigue, injury, or even poor nutritional habits. Lastly, and perhaps the most well-known of stressors, is emotional stress. This section of the stress umbrella holds a wide variety of triggers, such as major life events (like relocating to a new town, getting married, or having a baby) as well as the more minor, yet significant everyday interactions (like getting stuck in traffic or a heated conversation between co-workers).

Everyone’s body reacts to stress differently, but there are a few common ways that stress can quickly wreak havoc upon your system. When your body perceives a stressful situation (whether that’s getting a large credit card bill in the mail or, worse, getting into a car accident), it begins a fight-or-flight response. Not to get too biological, but this means that the body’s Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) kicks into action. Your heart will beat faster, and your body’s senses will be more perceptive to what’s going on around you.

The problem, though, is that this bodily response is a stress itself. Numerous studies have been done on the consequences of being repeatedly stressed, and their findings suggest medical issues like “high blood pressure, increased risk for heart disease, damage to muscle tissue,” anxiety, irritability, and depression.

The good news is that chiropractic treatments can help not only reduce the damage that stress has done to your body, but it can also help reduce the stress in your life overall. Due to their extensive training, chiropractors are incredibly knowledgeable about the nervous system, its effects on the body, and the right techniques to get your body back into proper alignment. By simply adjusting the misaligned spine (using gentle movements), chiropractic therapy allows the body to communicate with itself like normal, letting blood flow as it should and the nerves to send the proper signals to the rest of the body. When your spine is in the right order and your body is working as it should, you’ll be in a more relaxed state, which then lets you process stress in a much healthier manner.

At Kelly Chiro, we believe that chiropractic therapy is a way of looking at the body as a self-sustaining and self-healing machine. We teach our patients the importance of keeping their body’s systems in proper alignment so that their machines can run efficiently (and stress-free!). We also offer licensed massage therapy, which is another great method to reduce stress.

Kelly Chiropractic 9390 Ford Ave Suite #2
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-8080