The Importance of Managing Stress
The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is joining forces with health care organizations around the country to increase public awareness about the harmful impact of stress during April, "Stress Awareness Month."
"While everyone handles the stress in their daily lives differently and regardless of the source of your stress, its effects on your body will become evident in your nerve system," explains MCA president, Dr. Jennifer Naas.
The effects of never-ending stress are prolonged muscle tension and contraction. Muscle tension can create pressures on the structures of your body, leading to misalignments or subluxations of your spine and the other joints of your body. These misalignments can cause nerve interference which then can cause common conditions such as; back pain, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, and even high blood pressure.
Dr. Naas adds that, "all of your body's systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, hormonal, muscle and skeletal system, depend on an efficiently functioning nerve system."
Regular chiropractic adjustments correct misalignments, reduce spinal nerve irritation, improve circulation, and releases muscle tension, which then helps the body return to a balanced, relaxed state.
Chiropractic care can have a positive impact on your health and can also aid in preventing a variety of health problems in the future. If you have questions about stress or other health care concerns, contact the MCA or visit our website (mnchiro.com) to find a Doctor of Chiropractic near you (if you're in Minnesota).