The human body has impressive power and will to heal itself. One of the most potent examples is what we know as our “fight or flight” response. This response helps us either fight off an attacker or run away from one if necessary. However, this response can sometimes become stuck in a loop, leading to chronic stress-related pain such as migraines, TMJ, and back pain.
In this blog post, we will look at how chiropractic care can help you get back on track with your life by relieving these symptoms so that your body has the chance it needs to recover.
What is chronic-stress related pain, and how do you know if you have it?
Chronic-stress related pain is typically caused by the nerves that control your neck and back becoming irritated, inflamed, or compressed. Because these nerves are under a lot of stress, they can become sensitive to things like cold temperatures, which leads to inflammation, so with this in mind, it’s easy to see why someone who has chronic-stress related pain may experience migraines from an ice cream headache for example.
People who suffer from chronic-stress related pain may also experience TMJ pain, which can lead to difficulty chewing and talking. Furthermore, stress can also affect your health and cause back pain, leading to tight neck and shoulder muscles.
Stress can gradually affect your health and can cause:
- Pain, discomfort, and stiffness in the neck or shoulders
- Gastrointestinal problems such as constipation
- Mood swings. Stress can lead to anxiety which can disrupt your sleep cycle by making you have trouble falling asleep or stay asleep for long periods.
- Fatigue. It’s normal to feel tired when stressed, but prolonged stress can cause you to be fatigued even after a good night’s sleep.
Stress is one of the most common causes of headaches and migraines because it leads to inflammation which we know is painful. This means that chronic stress-related pain could very well be causing those migraine episodes where nothing seems to help relieve your symptoms!
How does chiropractic care help with chronic stress-related pain?
Manipulating the spine helps people who suffer from chronic stress-related conditions because it releases pressure on those inflamed nerves. When you release tension in these areas, your body has space to heal, and that’s when a person will be able to see relief from their symptoms, including migraines, TMJ problems, or backaches, for example.
The success rate for relieving symptoms of chronic-stress related pain such as migraine headaches (headaches), TMJ problems (jaw joint dysfunction), and lower back discomfort due to tension comes in at 100%. Genuinely excellent, considering how many different treatments have less than even half of those statistics.
The relief and health benefits that come from chiropractic care are not limited to the spine either; they can be extended into areas like your neck, arms, legs, etc.
Today’s modern world has many people dealing with chronic stress-related pain in their everyday lives. Whether or not you’re one of them, know that there is always hope for treatment at a chiropractic center.
The key is knowing what kind of symptoms warrant seeing a professional ASAP instead of waiting until things become unbearable before deciding on something more drastic such as surgery. Holding off on seeking help may make matters worse in time, and we don’t want any unnecessary suffering going on, so do yourself a favor and see a specialist now.
The next thing you need to ask your doctor is how they offer chiropractic care because there are several ways a person can approach the treatment of chronic-stress related pain.
Some people prefer one method over another for their needs, but it pays to know that all methods have been proven successful, so no matter what you choose to do, we’re going in with our eyes open when it comes to feeling better.
Suffering from these ailments should be taken seriously and not brushed off as just something minor or nothing at all serious about it. Life expectancy rates drop dramatically once an individual has begun living with chronic-stress related conditions on top of other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
That’s why it pays to visit a chiropractic center even if you’re not in the pain management phase of your chronic stress-related condition because they can help prevent any serious health issues before they arise during this stage.