Life can get hectic and stress happens. Stress can come from various situations, such as finances, family illness, or work, and lead to health concerns. When faced with stress, your body responds in a number of ways. Some physical reactions to stress include hair loss, muscle spasms, anxiety, and many more. Thankfully, there is help available, both to combat your stress and to deal with the resulting issues from past stress.

Effects of Stress on the Body

Stress takes a toll on our body after a time. The longer we experience stress, the more weakened our immune system becomes, leaving us more susceptible to sickness. Stress causes our bodies to release a chemical called cortisol which can be harmful in large amounts and can cause many health problems. Over time, stress can also cause adrenal fatigue which denies the organs of essential nutrients needed to function. This can lead to both physical and emotional concerns such as depression or chronic back pain. Chiropractic adjustments balance stress chemicals and allow our bodies to release the proper amount of the correct hormones to help us deal with stress and to stay healthy.

Chiropractic Can Reduce Stress

One of the most effective, safe, and natural ways to reduce symptoms of stress is through chiropractic adjustments. Subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, interfere with nerve communication which can exacerbate physical and emotional stress. Removing subluxations through gentle adjustments from a chiropractor will remove nerve interference so that the body’s system can function properly. Restoring function ensure that the body works more efficiently to fight off stress.

Stress is a natural response of our body to stressful situations, but it doesn’t have to lead to health concerns. Talk to your chiropractor to find out more about how chiropractic adjustments can improve overall health and wellness.


If you want to try chiropractic care and are dealing with stress, call Augustine Chiropractic at 813-994-6008.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!