Stress

5th Avenue Chiropractic, PLLC

Chiropractors located in Midtown, New York, NY

Over the long term, high levels of stress can harm every system of your body. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West neighborhood of New York City, offers chiropractic treatments that can help decrease your stress level and decrease long-term complications of stress, including migraines. For an evaluation and personalized treatment plan for your elevated stress, call or book an appointment online with their office.

Stress Q & A

How can stress affect your muscles and bones?

Stress is a normal part of every person’s life, to some degree. The body is capable of adapting to the demands of a life with normal ups and downs, or periods of stress and periods of rest. However, long-term, unrelenting stress can do significant damage to the body.

High levels of unrelieved stress can injure every system of your body, including your bones and muscles. Musculoskeletal conditions caused or affected by stress include:

  • Muscle tension
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Joint pain or arthritis

The effects of stress on your bones and muscles can also increase your risk for other health conditions, either directly or indirectly. This includes osteoporosis, which comes from decreased production of bone-protecting elements.

How can stress increase my health risks?

Spinal misalignment and muscle tension caused by stress can affect all of the major body systems and may be a contributing factor for health conditions, such as:

  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Metabolic problems
  • Migraines or headaches
  • Insufficient circulation
  • Nerve conduction problems
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Suppressed immune system

When a stressful lifestyle is coupled with other significant risk factors, such as obesity and smoking, the potential for serious health conditions increases dramatically.

How can chiropractic care help reduce the effects of stress?

A central purpose of chiropractic care is to realign the spine and restore the body’s natural electrical, circulatory, chemical, and hormonal balance and flow. Chiropractic adjustments serve to:

  • Release muscle tension
  • Improve flow of blood and lymphatic system
  • Decrease pressure on nerves
  • Improve nerve conduction
  • Improve mobility and movement
  • Decrease pain associated with spinal misalignment, including migraines

These effects help the body relax, to reduce the production of stress hormones, and to restore better balance and health. When chiropractic care is supplemented with physical therapy and massage therapy, benefits could be even greater.

This could be a sign that you need an evaluation and supportive chiropractic care, to lessen your discomfort, as well as to decrease other risk factors associated with stress.

For an evaluation of your stress level and a personalized treatment plan to improve the effects of stress on your body, call or book an appointment online with 5th Avenue Chiropractic.