29 Jan January 29, 2019

New Year, Less Stress

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Bottom Line:

Recent studies indicate that over 54% of people are stressed simply by the amount of stress in their lives. That’s a lot of stress!  Stress can increase our sympathetic tone, which means that our nervous system is ramped up.  That translates to increased tension in the neck, shoulders and back.  It’s no secret that muscle tension in those areas can contribute to headaches and neck and back pain. Chronic stress can decrease your energy levels, increasing the likelihood of experiencing irritability, illness, and even depression.

Why it Matters: 

One way to improve your overall health and happiness is motion. We are built to move. We are not meant to be sedentary creatures. Improving the functionality of our movements is one of the ways that our specific Musculoskeletal Chiropractic care can help you move and feel better. Studies have shown that the type of hands on care we provide in our office, can significantly reduce nagging muscle tension, positively impacting your pain and stress levels, as well as your range of motion. Researchers observed:  

  • A bilateral reduction in cervical muscle tension following a Chiropractic adjustment. 
  • Metabolic changes in the brain and skeletal muscles, as well as reductions in subjective pain and muscle tension following a Chiropractic adjustment. 

Next Steps:

Get active. Get a treatment plan going.  When you move better you feel better, and that’s a recipe for a happier and healthier new year.  We’re here to help you on your path.

©Center For Musculoskeletal Function 2019

Science Source: Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2017. Article ID 4345703, Central Motor Excitability Changes After Spinal Manipulation: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 25. Number 1. January 2002 

Stress in America Survey. American Psychological Association. 2010

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