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Can Chiropractic Help With Stress?



 

Although chiropractic care primarily focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, and those related to the spine. There is evidence that demonstrates how chiropractic adjustments help alleviate stress by reducing tension in the muscles and improving spinal alignment. When there are misalignments in the spine that can cause muscles to tense and in turn it causes pain. Pain can lead to stress. Individuals have reported feeling more relaxed and less stressed after receiving chiropractic adjustments. This could be due to the physical benefits of the adjustments, such as improved posture and reduced muscle tension, which can indirectly contribute to a sense of well-being and relaxation.

 

It's essential to keep in mind that chiropractic care should not be considered a standalone treatment for stress. It may complement other stress-reducing strategies, such as exercise, mindfulness techniques, and counseling. If you're experiencing significant stress or anxiety, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to explore comprehensive treatment options tailored to your individual needs.

 

Research:

 

Chu, E. C. P., & Ng, M. (2018). Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment. Journal of family medicine and primary care7(3), 629–631. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_68_18

 

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