Chiropractic Care Provides Natural Relief for Those Suffering from High Levels of Stress and Anxiety

According to numerous studies, anxiety disorders are the most common types of mental illnesses affecting individuals in the United States. In fact, over 40 million adults suffer from these disorders. While considered to be treatable, only 37% receive treatment.

Nearly 33% of all people claim to suffer from extreme levels of stress. A total of 77% suffer from stress that has a detrimental impact on their physiological health and another 73% find that their stress levels affect their psychological health.

In a world facing many challenges – such as the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment, extreme weather conditions, and having to social distance – stress and anxiety is at an all-time high.

The good news is, there is a way to experience natural relief. That is through chiropractic care. Continue reading to learn more.

What is Stress?

In short, stress is the reaction from the body that occurs to a change. In most instances, the reaction stems from the body feeling as if it must respond to a trigger.

The response is physical, cognitive, and emotional. While there is positive stress – such as getting a promotion on a job or having a child – most people refer to stress when negative situations arise – such as having to self-isolate at home due to underlying health conditions or the fear of contracting the coronavirus amidst our current pandemic.

When negative stress occurs, the body becomes tense and other symptoms may arise. This is due to the reaction of the autonomic nervous system in the body.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is described as being an intense or a highly excessive level of worry and/or fear about situations and events that are generally considered to be a part of everyday life.

While certain levels of anxiety may occur in normal situations in life – such as interviewing for a job or taking a test – it is not normal when it starts to consume a person and leads to an interference in living.

Anxiety has the potential to affect all levels of health. It can result in the heart beating too fast, breathing too fast, lack of energy, and result in the inability to engage positively and/or constructively in everyday life.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

The mind is deeply and strongly linked directly to the body. Chiropractors are capable of correcting misalignments within the spine. The spine is the area where information is transferred from the brain and the rest of the body.

While it is true that there are medication treatments that may help in reducing or eliminating the effects of stress and anxiety, many are either unable to afford these medications or are unwilling to experience the potential side effects that they may cause.

Chiropractic care does not require medication. The stimulation, the massage therapy, and the corrective alignment procedures are highly effective at providing quick relief. In addition to soothing stress and anxiety, it can aid in curing other types of health issues.

To learn more, contact our chiropractic Augusta staff today by calling: 706-738-7731