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Everyone’s heard of stress, but not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout for a fit and trim 60-year old could be good stress. The same workout for an out-of-shape 30-year old might be bad stress!


Whether your body has good stress or bad stress on it, largely is a function of how well it can accommodate. The bottom line is that this capacity is based on the condition of your nervous system (and its ability to adapt).

” Not all stress is bad! Our reaction to stress is based upon multiple factors.”

“Stress is part of everyday living. In fact, a stress-free life would be boring! Life is enjoyable when we have ample resources to experience and overcome the stresses we face.”

Physical Stress

Sometimes a whiplash injury from a car accident is an obvious source of physical stress, but so can repetitive motions, a slip and falls, sleeplessness or overdoing it in the yard. Early on as a kid, just learning to walk, ride a bike and the birth processes are sources of physical stress.

It’s not just the stress—it’s your reaction to it that makes a difference!

Accumulated stress wears us out. Then, something as simple as picking up a pen off the floor can put us over the edge. Its not just what your doing, but how your doing it.  Chiropractic care helps restore your adaptive capacity.

Emotional Stress

Emotions like fear, grief, anger and other can affect our entire body. Think about the posture of someone who is sad or depressed. Frustration, or a sense of powerlessness at work, can be a common form of emotional stress.

So obviously it’s not the stress, but our response to it that is important. Chiropractic care helps your body deal with the stress and typically can help you respond more resourcefully.

Chemical Stress

Chemical stress can come from poor nutrition, sugar, refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. Drugs, artificial preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, vaccinations, allergens/pollen and a host of other things can also affect our nervous systems, muscle tone and our spine.

The problem isn’t necessarily just the pollen,  because not everyone reacts the same to it. Symptoms can show up when you lose your ability to adapt. Chiropractic care has helped millions reduce or eliminate reactions to all kinds of chemical stressors.

If you lack the reserves to adapt to stress in a healthy way, it will take a toll on you! If your body reacts by “tripping a circuit breaker,” causing vertebral subluxation, chiropractic care can likely help.


How does stress affect my spine?

Picture your spinal cord as a guitar string. The more tension, the higher the note. Your nervous system has “tone” as well. With each stressor, your body “winds up”, like bracing yourself for a tight curve on a roller coaster. The weakest joints of your spine are forced out of their normal position. Like the “shrill” notes from an over-tightened guitar string, your body will lose its capacity to respond to the full range of capasity. And and this is where dis-ease comes from.

Can chiropractic care solve all my problems?

Of course not!  Much of the stress we experience is largely self-induced. Imagine how much pain and suffering result from attaching inappropriate meanings to events in our lives. Or the constant burden we experience by not forgiving others. Stress is a natural part of life. Chiropractic care can’t eliminate stress, but it can help increase your capacity to accommodate it.


Safe and Natural

“Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their spines and nervous system with safe and natural chiropractic care.”