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Chiropractic Care and Stress Reduction

Chronic stress hurts the body. When people are stressed, they may have back pain, muscle tightness, tension headaches, lethargy, and neck pain. Stress weakens the immune system over time, making the body more susceptible to disease. The nerve system’s switchboard is located in the spinal column. The spinal cord is where messages from the brain travel. The messages are then sent to other sections of the body. Because of this significant role, According to NCBI, chiropractic therapy on and around the spinal column can help reduce the usual symptoms associated with stress. Meanwhile, chiropractic care can help to relieve stress in a variety of ways. 

4 Ways a Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Stress

Stress can trigger a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, disease conditions, as well as a loss of sleep. You might believe that it isn’t much you can do to relieve your tension. When you go to your chiropractor, you can get some relief. Your chiropractor will be able to develop some tips that can help reduce stress in your body.

It gets increasingly difficult to do most tasks as stress assaults your body. Your mind wanders, and you are unable to concentrate. Headaches, migraines, muscle tension, and back and neck problems are all signs that your body is crying out for help. Reaching out for assistance can help you take control of your difficult circumstances. The following are four ways a chiropractor can assist you in reducing stress:

  • By reducing muscle tension
  • By restoring function to the body with adjustments to the spine
  • By counseling you about good nutrition
  • By offering good relaxations tips

Reducing Muscle Tension Helps Reduce Stress

When you’re stressed, your muscles tense up. You allow most objects to obstruct your walking and sitting posture. This takes a toll on the body over time. Because your body is experiencing pain, you start to get less sleep and lose your concentration ability. A chiropractor can assist you in releasing the stress you’re experiencing. Your chiropractor restores your body’s natural balance by making adjustments to the spine.

Spinal Adjustments Help Restore Function to the Body

Your spine is the structural backbone of your nervous system. The spine helps your brain communicate everything, including processes like breathing and swallowing. As you become more stressed and strained, your spine begins to move. According to Mayoclinic, a chiropractic adjustment will assist your spine in restoring function to your body. You may notice that you are less unwell, have more energy, and are less stressed overall.

Good Nutrition is Always Helpful

You may believe that eating relieves stress, but in reality, it merely adds to the strain on your already exhausted body. Maintaining your health begins with a proper diet. When you least want to do it, it is most crucial to embrace excellent nutrition. Chiropractors are capable of much more than just spinal adjustments. Your chiropractor can provide nutritional advice, including nutrients that your body may be needing. Vitamin B, for example, has been demonstrated to calm the body’s fight-or-flight response. A chiropractor may advise patients to take vitamin B or other supplements to help them relax their bodies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Stress Look Like?

If you can’t handle stress well, it can hurt your entire body: emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Muscle tension, chest pain, anxiety, lower back pain, trouble sleeping, weariness, feeling overwhelmed, headaches, and irritability are just a few of the more prevalent stress symptoms.

Why Am I So Stressed?

Stress is typically caused by three factors: work, relationships, and finances. However, it can also include health issues, discomfort, and misalignment of the spine due to an accident and the stress cycle itself. A lot of stress is built up in the spinal area when we overthink and fret about things too much. Excessive and long-term mental or emotional strain, tension, and pressure caused by life’s whims, unpleasant events, or highly demanding life conditions can also produce stress. And rest assured, this stress isn’t good for your stomach, metabolism, or heart, and it’s also not good for your mental health.

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help With Stress-Reduction?

Yes, it can. Stress symptoms can be relieved with chiropractic treatment. As the body is subjected to increasing stress, it becomes more sensitive to physical imbalances and pain. When stress builds up in your body, it can cause discomfort in a variety of places. Your Chiropractor can assist in restoring the body’s balance and aligning the spine, hence alleviating pain. 

How Often Do I Need To Consult My Chiropractor?

It’s better to have a regular series of visits with your Chiropractor, perhaps weekly, fortnightly, or even monthly, to keep the alignment so that your body and muscles remember what’s natural. This reduces tension and keeps everything under control. Consult your Chiropractor to determine what is best for your specific stress levels and body. Chiropractic treatment for stress management can help you become healthier, happier, and more appreciative of life in no time.


It’s nearly impossible to relax while you’re stressed. Because most people do not maintain good posture, your spine is put under needless strain. Your chiropractor can assist you in improving your posture. Both posture exercises and relaxation techniques will assist your body in reaching a level of relaxation, which may help restore your ability to sleep well. Meanwhile, if you intend to start your stress reduction plan today, don’t hesitate to contact us. Likewise, if you have additional questions, feel free to schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to seeing you.

About The Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC
Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.