Chronic Stress and the Chiropractic Approach
It is true that chiropractic approach can help people cope with chronic stress. Chronic stress occurs when stress levels do not go down as they are meant to. Our bodies are hardwired to confront anxious or stressful situations by increasing our stress levels and hormones and then return to a normal state. This function happens in every person and is what has kept our species alive. Chiropractors have a very unique approach to helping the body relieve itself from chronic stress.
The vertebral subluxation complex is a very serious condition in which pressure is put on the nerves in the spinal column and causes irritation. For people who suffer from chronic stress, they are never able to fully relax. This means they are much more susceptible to fatigue, lower immune system, and disease. When a doctor of chiropractic locates and corrects the subluxations, not only is stress being removed from the nervous system, but also the entire functioning of the body is improved. These two factors relieve stress from the body directly and indirectly.