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How a Chiropractor Can Help Those With Anxiety



A male chiropractor massaging a client's back in a hospital. Representing how one can benefit from calling a Crown Point chiropractor.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.

Why Does Stress Cause 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. 

How a Chiropractor Can Help

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:

  • Reduce tension headaches. Headaches are a common complaint among anxiety sufferers. A chiropractic adjustment can relieve tension in your neck which will lower the number of headaches you experience. 
  • Alleviate stress. According to some studies, chiropractic can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress in some individuals. Since your pain is being caused by stress, targeting the pain at its root cause will help in the long run. 
  • Improves your sleep. Chiropractic can help you get a better night’s rest, something that is essential in maintaining good mental health. If you’re struggling with insomnia, a chiropractic adjustment might be just what you need. Many patients report better sleep after going through with chiropractic care.
  • Uses a natural approach. While there are some instances when medication is necessary, many people find relief without invasive treatments, and chiropractic is one of those ways. Chiropractic uses a full-body approach to relieving pain. Our chiropractors will consider your diet, activity levels and other factors to deliver the best treatments. By improving all of these areas, you’ll be able to reduce your overall stress. 

Motus Integrative Health is Here for You

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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