Accidents are not the only thing that causes injuries. Stress on the body and mind causes chronic pain and trauma that a chiropractor treats. The holistic healing approach covers a surprising amount of symptoms brought on by tension and stress levels.
Wear and tear are not the only conditions that put a strain on a body. Reduced flexibility creates an atmosphere prime for tension-related injuries. A reduced range of motion and stress injuries results in many disabilities.
When a body gets sore, it is natural to avoid physical activity. But, the spiral is never-ending. It is the ‘use it or lose it’ philosophy at its best. It is why sitting in a single position and straining causes neck, back, and head pain. The stiffness spreads into discomfort until it evolves into pain. Joints and muscles stiffen, and scar tissue forms, reducing mobility.
Chiropractic care for the issue includes spinal adjustments, realignments of other body parts, and exercises as directed. Restoring range of motion, balance, and coordination improves overall flexibility, addressing the pain due to tension and stress.
Chronic Stress and Tension
Stress and tension seem like the byproduct of other chronic injuries; however, they are a source of chronic pain and treatable. Stress stems from three sources: the environment, emotions, and body.
Modern workplaces include all three stressors. People are in a non-stop fight or flight state, which results in more severe injuries. The increased heart rate, blood pressure, and organ reactions create stress injuries.
Realignments increased range of motion, and manipulations to the skeletal systems are how chiropractors face stress and tensions, head-on. The release of feel-good chemicals also prevents more profound, more severe injuries.
Sprains and Strains
Because of the lessened range of motion, strains, and sprains of various muscles and joints result from chronic stress. For example, after sitting all day at a desk, standing too quickly causes a turn in the ankle. Sprains and strains are painful, and each one does a little more damage.
Slowing down may seem like common sense; however, muscle strengthening and gaining flexibility is the best way to avoid the inconvenience.
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Dr. Duca knows what it means to treat chronic pain. He has a deep understanding of musculoskeletal issues. We at Chiropractic & Wellness Center approach each patient with compassion and offer trusted advice in the area of holistic, chronic pain care.