Everybody deals with stress. It’s just a normal part of life. However, some people experience different intensities, frequencies, and types of stress than other people. Trying to escape from it completely is an uphill battle because it’s not possible to completely alleviate all stress and associated symptoms.

But you can, however, find stress relief and alleviate some of the symptoms, reduce the intensity, diminish the frequency, and otherwise increase your tolerance of stress. One solution that is often overlooked is chiropractic care. Whether you’re dealing with a lot of stress or a little, chiropractic care may surprise you with the relief that it can bring.

How Stress Shows Up

Stress can show up in a variety of different ways and from many different sources or causes. It is a type of mechanism that kicks into motion when it’s dealing with something that is uncomfortable or unwanted. In other words, it is an indicator from our body and nervous system that the body needs some kind of change.

When we experience stress, the body releases cortisol, and whatever doesn’t get alleviated or dealt with continues to cause the body to produce cortisol. Cortisol in small amounts on an occasional basis can be a good thing, but if the body is left to continue producing cortisol, it can weaken the immune system and bring about a myriad of other issues.

Stress can show up as a result of situations outside of our control (such as related to our jobs, the weather, regional incidents, political situations, etc.) as well as resulting from our own inner thoughts and how we treat ourselves. The way we eat, exercise, thoughts we have of ourselves, and actions we take (or don’t take) can all impact the level of stress we are experiencing.

Using Chiropractic Care to Relieve Stress

Lithia Springs chiropractic care from Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic can help to reduce the stress you experience and improve the way your body handles it. In an peer-reviewed journal article about the impact of chiropractic care on those who experience stress, at least 70% of participants felt that chiropractic care would be helpful in coping with the effects.

Chiropractic care can impact your levels of stress through careful and precise spinal adjustments that alleviate the pressure on the spinal cord that creates communication interference between the brain and other systems of the body.

Get Relief Today!

Alleviate the stress you’re feeling and find relief from physical pain, as well as emotional and chemical stress (often created by medication and certain foods in the body). Lithia Springs chiropractic care from Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic will revitalize your life and your stress levels. We love serving our neighbors in Lithia Springs, but we also serve other areas in the region, including Mableton, Clarkdale, Powder Springs, Hiram, and all of Douglas County. Contact us or book an appointment today!



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Jamison, J. “Stress: The Chiropractic Patients’ Self-Perceptions.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1999 Jul-Aug; 22(6): 395-398.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10478772.