For some people it’s an upset stomach, allergic reactions or sensitivity to chemicals, for others its recurring headaches, tension in the neck, back pain or muscles tightness. No matter how you react it is your NERVOUS SYSTEM that is in operation. Which is why chiropractic can be so helpful.

As well as the negative effects of stress it can also be positive depending on how you as an individual cope with it. Increasing your exercise work out may result in you loosing excess weight and becoming healthier which is a positive stress. However in another case this could lead to injuries or fatigue.

Our mental state has a significant effect over our bodies immune system and musculoskeletal system. Medical studies have now shown the connection between all three systems and it is termed ‘Psycho-neuro-immunology’. The saying “Mind over Matter” is true! We all know that work pressures, grief, moving home, getting married all have a huge impact on the way the body functions.

Chiropractic care cannot remove the stress from your busy life, however it can help you cope with the effects these stressors have on your body.

We encounter stress everyday of our lives but it is when the body can no longer cope or compensate further when the aches, pains and stiffness develop as well as other symptoms such as sleep disturbances, irritability, nervousness, lethargy, fatigue etc.
It may surprise you that your ‘feelings’ of stress may have nothing to do with the stress in your life. Poor posture, prolonged sitting, car accidents or even an old injury can all cause the effects of stress.

“Chiropractic care appears to improve the ability of the body to adapt to stress”

Several studies have been carried out looking at how chiropractic adjustments can affect the body’s ability to adapt to stress. One such study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR; in 2005 found that chiropractic care could influence the basic physiological processes affecting oxidative stress and DNA repair. These findings offer a scientific explanation for the positive health benefits reported by many patients receiving chiropractic care.