The Effect of Stress on the Spine

Stress affects all of us, and can influence our health in many ways. It has been found that chiropractic treatment to the spine and nerves can help alleviate some of this stress. Every doctor of chiropractic sees patients who are better able to cope with life after chiropractic treatment.

Physical stress of the spine, also known as subluxation, can cause nerve pressure. This pressure spreads to all parts of the nervous system, which in turn affects nerve impulses and blood supply to various parts of the body, including the brain. In cases of stress, mental as well as physical, muscles are greatly affected. It's difficult to say if muscle imbalance preceded the subluxation or if the reverse is true... Stress can become a vicious cycle. The greater the pressure on the nerves, the tighter the muscles become. The tighter the muscles become, the more pressure on the nerves; this alters the blood supply and nerve impulses, and causes you to feel the strain. Stress is alleviated for the nerve and blood supply by relieving nerve and joint pressure along the spine.

The important thing is that the cause of the problem must be found and treated. Medicine may give temporary relief, but treating the cause will give permanent relief. You don't have to live with the agony of stress.