tress really is a necessary evil. It works as an ally when you need to reach that deadline or when that car pulls out in front of you. It forces you to make split-second decisions or work harder to execute goals. But there is a much darker side to stress. Too much stress over an extended period of time will begin to create problems. Stress is your body’s reaction to harmful situations, whether these situations are real or merely perceived. Our bodies are designed to tolerated low doses of stress, but we cannot handle long-term or chronic stress without suffering the consequences.
The emotional symptoms of stress include becoming irritated or frustrated at even the smallest of problems. You might feel overwhelmed, feel like you have no control in your life. You may find it difficult to relax and quiet your mind. After time, depression may set in.
The cognitive symptoms of stress include constant worrying and racing thoughts. You may find it difficult to focus and you become forgetful. Your outlook on life may not be positive, and you feel isolated.
Stress also leads to several physical conditions including headaches, low energy and upset stomach. Many of those who suffer stress endure frequent colds, loss of sexual desire and have difficulty sleeping at night. Other symptoms include dry mouth, nervousness and clenched teeth.
Chiropractic care helps enhance the mind and body connection. This is critical to supporting a healthy central nervous system. Remember, even a minor spinal misalignment impacts how the body functions.
If you suffer from the symptoms of stress, or just feel you are out of balance, schedule an appointment with us. We offer a plethora of treatment therapies for Bowmanville residents including spinal decompression, acupuncture and laser therapy.