Today’s society is becoming increasingly complex, and the demands on our time and energy are many. These demands on our senses create a physical and emotional reaction known as stress. Millions of Americans feel the negative effects of stress every day. In fact, many Americans suffer from chronic stress. Chronic stress can lead to severe health problems¹, such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, muscle and bowel problems.
The key is how we handle and treat our stress. There are several things you can do to combat stress, including relaxation techniques, meditation and contemplation and yoga to name a few. However, one thing you should seriously consider as a part of your overall stress management regimen is chiropractic care.
As a licensed chiropractic doctor, Dr. Cory Koch of the Chiropractic Lifestyle Center in Olathe, Kan. is very much aware of the benefits of chiropractic treatments can have on stress. Regular adjustments can reduce stress. Chiropractors work primarily with the spine, the root of the nervous system through which nerve impulses travel from the brain to the rest of the body. One effect of chronic stress is prolonged muscle tension and contraction. This muscle tension creates uneven pressures on the bony structures of the body, often leading the misalignment of the spinal column, known as subluxations.
When you go for an exam, the chiropractor will ask you questions and may ask you to walk to determine what particular issues are contributing to your stress and discomfort. The chiropractor can then lay out a plan to eliminate those issues through regular chiropractic adjustments. A chiropractor cannot make a job less stressful, or create a quieter, calmer world. What chiropractic treatment can do is help you develop healthy responses to stress, reducing potential physical damage.
Chiropractic is based on the concept that given the opportunity, the mind and body can heal itself. In relieving some of the effects of chronic stress, chiropractic care provides just such an opportunity. In addition to being a chiropractor, Dr. Koch is also a life coach. He wants you to continue to have a healthy spine and nervous system when you leave his office. To achieve that, he may recommend exercises for your spinal health. He may also recommend relaxation techniques, and discuss posture and environmental changes to help recovery from chronic stress as well as nutritional changes.
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from stress, call Dr. Koch’s office today at 913-768-0000 and set up an appointment to see how chiropractic care can help you manage your stress.