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Three Types of Stress

One of the questions we hear most often at Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic is, “How did my spine end up like this?”

Granted, everyone has different life experiences, both at work and in their personal lives. However, there is one problem that seems to affect all of us: Stress.

Managing These Stresses

 Stresses  can affect your overall spinal health.Physical stress seems the most obvious, and is likely the easiest for patients to comprehend. Slips and falls, a labor-intensive work environment, injuries from playing sports — they run the gamut. Trauma inflicted upon your body will have not only an immediate impact, but sometimes brings with it lasting problems not automatically associated with the initial injury. Keep in mind that bad posture also falls into this category. Years spent without activity, or glued to a chair at work can play havoc with your spinal health.

Emotional stress should never be discounted. All of us are learning that both the behaviour of ourselves, and those around us, have serious implications upon our physical health. The loss of a loved one, or a strained relationship at home can obviously manifest itself into legitimate physical symptoms. However, don’t discount actions such as lack of forgiveness. Holding grudges doesn’t give your mental state the relief it needs to move forward. This negative energy, in turn, looks for ways to express itself in physical manifestations, and your spine is a prime target.

Finally, we cannot forget about what we are putting in our mouths. Poor dietary choices do an incredible amount of damage. Toxins in the form of sweeteners — regardless of whether it’s sugar in its myriad forms or the artificial kind — have been proven to cause inflammation in the body. Giving your body the nutrients it needs dovetails alongside chiropractic care, pushing you into a higher state of overall health and wellness.

Managing these stresses as best we can, makes a massive difference in your overall spinal health. Be cognizant of them where and when you can, and don’t forget to maintain your regularly scheduled adjustment appointments.

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