Stress & Your Health

The changes of day-to-day life can easily magnify one's level of stress. Some stress in life can be good. On the other hand, excess stress can wreak havoc on your health.

Some of the physical signs of stress are:
  • Aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Changes in appetite
  • Tension in the neck, shoulders, and back
Did you know...?
  • 43% of all adults suffer stress-related adverse health events (http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/effects-of-stress-on-your-body)
  • Stress-related complaints make up 75-90% of all visits to the doctor (http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/effects-of-stress-on-your-body)
  • OSHA reports that the annual cost of stress on American industry is $30 billion (http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/effects-of-stress-on-your-body)
In chiropractic, we refer to stress in the nervous system as a subluxation. When a vertebra moves from its normal place, it may put pressure (i.e. stress) on a nerve. When a chiropractic adjustment moves the vertebra back to where it belongs, the stress is relieved.