Your stress level and spinal health are connected and linked through your nervous system. Just think about your posture when you get stressed out.
Your stress level and spinal health are connected and linked through your nervous system. Just think about your posture when you get stressed out. Your muscles get tense, and your breath-ing patterns change in response to the stress. Changes to your posture and movement patterns resulting from stress can lead to neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and more.
Why it Matters:
Stress often triggers a vicious cycle of pain and dysfunction. The process is coordinated through your nervous, immune, and musculoskeletal systems. Here's an example. If you're stressed out, you may notice yourself not exercising much, increasing your weight and bringing your mental health down, leading to more stress.
- Stress can affect your posture and movement patterns.
- Abnormal motion of your spinal joints can lead to pain and inflammation.
- Spinal adjustments work by improving the motion of your joints and by influencing your nervous system.
Movement is the best "medicine" to decrease your stress level and improve your spinal function. Daily exercise has been shown to lower stress levels, improve your mood, and provide better overall health. Adjustments to your spine can help improve your range of motion and reduce pain to get the daily exercise you need to stay well this holiday season. If you're struggling to re-main active due to aches and pains- let us know- we're here to help you.