Stress Management with our Duluth Chiropractor
If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably chronically stressed out. Whether it stems from pressures at work, overstimulation from our fast-paced world, or being bombarded with negativity, you likely feel anxious and overwhelmed on a regular basis. Luckily, comprehensive chiropractic care from a skilled chiropractic doctor, Dr. Robert Torgrimson of Associated Chiropractic Physicians in Duluth, Minnesota, can help you effectively and safely get your stress levels under control.
How Stress Affects the Body
Stress isn’t good for your body because it triggers the fight or flight response, which wears us down over time. Your sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive, making your heart beat faster and heightening your senses. While this was a great survival tool for our prehistoric ancestors, now it just leaves us overstressed and anxious.
Stress can increase the risk for heart disease, elevated blood pressure, lead to depression and illness, and actually damage your muscle tissue. It can also cause headaches, migraines and neck pain from constant muscle tension.
Chiropractic Care for Stress Relief
Chiropractors focus on the spine’s alignment, and since the spine is the root of the nervous system, it’s a great technique for stress management. Chronic stress results in muscle tension, which creates subluxations, or misalignments. Releasing the tension in that area helps your body relax and ease the symptoms of stress.
Nutrition is another critical part of the chiropractic treatment for stress relief. If you’re eating the right foods, you will have better success with your stress management treatment. Anxiety can induce stress eating unhealthy foods, which perpetuates this cycle. If you want to optimize your stress management, feeding your body nutritious foods can help your body and brain work better. This helps cultivate the stress relief your body craves.
Chiropractic care can help your body function properly while relaxing both your muscles and your mind.
How Our Duluth Chiropractor Can Help You
Associated Chiropractic Physicians can help you restore your body to its natural balance. Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine and nervous systems, which facilitates healing while managing stress and anxiety symptoms. Dr. Torgrimson will create an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs that may include chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, relaxation techniques and nutritional counseling. Your chiropractic treatment may also involve learning stretches and exercises you can use at home for better posture, better sleep and stress relief.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Torgrimson has been helping patients with their chiropractic needs, including stress management, for nearly 40 years. If you’ve been searching for a quality chiropractor in Duluth and want to schedule an appointment, call our office at (218) 728-3686.