Emotional Stress Plaguing The Body
Emotional stress is something that most individuals deal with on a daily basis. Emotional stress can be a variety of things ranging from: depression, jealousy, paying bills, public speaking, your job, divorce, and the list goes on and on. Regardless of how you handle emotional stress it still takes a toll on the body, especially if it is something that keeps reoccurring every single day. Contrary to popular belief emotional stress is the number one reason why people seek chiropractic care. We often think of physical pain in the low back or neck as the top reason to see a chiropractor. Emotional stress takes the cake, imagine if in fact you do have a physical condition do you not think that your going to be constantly worrying about it?
Emotional stress is one of the biggest stressors on the body, not just physical trauma. If you are constantly thinking about something in a negative manner your entire physiology is changed. Negative hormones, endorphins, and overall chemistry of the body is negatively affected with stress. In simplest terms you can often see somebody who is under emotional turmoil, they do not look well, their head-space is somewhere else, and their overall quality of life is lessened by this stress. This constant stress wreaks havoc on the entire body and often can cause subluxations within the body. Now, what we are not saying is that if you all of a sudden you get a letter from the IRS for owing taxes for a million dollars and you instantly create a subluxation. It’s not like POOF, subluxation created! It takes time for your body to create dysfunction.
A vertebral subluxation occurs in the spine which places stress upon one or more nerves. A subluxation is not a pinched nerve, it is an entire central nerve system dysfunction. Chiropractic focuses on checking the nerves to make sure proper function and communication is sustained throughout the body. After receiving a specific chiropractic adjustment your body has no other alternative but to function accordingly and to allow your body to adapt and to heal. After an adjustment there is proven research that your hypothalamus and prefrontal cortex in your brain begin to “fire” and take appropriate steps in making sure the body is working at optimal potential. These two components of the brain are major regulators of allowing your body to function at peak performance. Emotional stress we encounter daily, by giving your body the best chance available by functioning at optimal performance is your best chance to adapt and heal accordingly.