When you think about your health, your first thought might be one of diet or exercise. Maybe you think about your immune system or injury? The reality is, few people immediately think about mental health and the impact feelings of stress can have on your wellbeing. Stress especially has a profound impact on your spine health.

Think about it: being tense and having bad posture go hand in hand and are likely to result in soreness. Working at a desk all day, under high-stress situations, can easily result in spinal subluxations. It’s precisely for these reasons that chiropractic takes a holistic approach to healing. That means chiropractic considers a person’s whole health, rather than treating each problem in isolation.

The spinal experts at Graybar Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC want to assist you in maintaining positive spine health, but we know care can go much deeper than a few spinal adjustments. If you’re suffering from constant stress and related ailments, we strive to help you learn how to manage your situation.

The mind-body connection

Spinal pain is typically the result of a confluence of physical and psychological issues. Several studies of patients undergoing spinal surgery found a correlation between high levels of stress and longer, less effective recovery times. There’s clear evidence lessening your stress can improve your overall quality of life.

The source of stress may be financial, job-related, or rooted in relationships. Whatever the cause, your energy is directed toward thinking (and, let’s face it, overthinking) problems instead of getting adequate rest and taking care of yourself. Health often comes second to whatever problem you’re fixating on.

Mental anguish leads to physical stress, which can also take its toll. Tossing and turning in your sleep or hunching your shoulders as the result of stress have physiological ramifications. The spine becomes misaligned, your hips tilt, your cervical spine is strained, and more. Each little ailment breeds even more pain and discomfort as it’s left unchecked.

To reduce your physical burden, you must first reduce your mental strain. Here are some stress-busters medical professionals recommend to incorporate in your daily life:

  • Yoga and stretching;
  • Regular, low-impact exercise;
  • Meditation;
  • Walking;
  • Having a hobby you find personally satisfying.

Chiropractic relief for stress-induced pain

Dealing with physical pain from a stressed-out mind isn’t always a simple task. A chiropractor can serve as your anchor point for taking control over the pain you’re living with. Not only can a chiropractor help you find the right mental calming technique for you, they could also jumpstart the physical healing process by correcting out-of-place postural items.

By resetting subluxations in your spine, chiropractic care may reverse many of the impacts of long-term physical and mental stress. Complementary treatments such as massage therapy also alleviate the impact of stress and promote calmness. Your chiropractor will develop a treatment program based on your specific symptoms and needs, to help you manage physical and mental stressors over time, healthfully.

Keep stress from taking over your life

It’s time to see what the individualized power of chiropractic can do for you. If you want to manage your pain more effectively while enhancing overall wellness, trust the team at Graybar Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC. Contact us today to learn more about the revolutionary Chiropractic BioPhysics program we use with all our patients.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.