Did you know that stress can cause a long list of physical ailments? Dealing with chronic stress or anxiety can leave you feeling fatigued and achy, with daily headaches and muscle tension. Our chiropractors at Motus Integrative Health can help you heal. When it comes down to it, the physical pain caused by anxiety is no different than any other type of pain that we treat. Here’s what you should know about stress-induced pain.
Before learning about the ways that stress affects our bodies, it’s important to understand why. When we are stressed, our body releases a hormone called cortisol that affects the various processes in our bodies, including our heart rate, adrenaline, breathing, and more. If you’re stressed, you likely unintentionally tense your muscles. It’s our body’s way of getting ready to flee from danger. However, many modern stressors are intangible, such as finances or health, so we need to do our best to cope with this physical reaction.
Our stressed states are not meant to be the default, and we aren’t built to constantly be in fight-or-flight mode. You might experience tension in your neck, leading to headaches and poor sleep. Luckily, there are ways that we can learn to control these reactions. In addition to therapy or stress management, one of the best ways to deal with psychosomatic aches and pains is by visiting a chiropractor.
Our chiropractors use tried-and-true techniques to help you reduce pain anywhere on your body. And since anxiety can cause pain virtually anywhere, chiropractic care is an excellent way to manage it. Here are some of the benefits:
While we can’t always control the events that happen in our lives, we can do our best to cope and keep ourselves healthy. Motus Integrative Health helps clients dealing with painful conditions of all kinds, including stress. Our chiropractors are compassionate and ready to help you feel better. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
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