Stress creates imbalances
A chiropractic adjustment can help you manage your stress more efficiently and more effectively. One proof of the effects of particularly chronic stress is prolonged muscle tension. This creates imbalances and pressures on the structures of the body that leads to misalignments of the spine and other joints. These spinal distortions can eventually lead to many other conditions, in addition to pain. Chiropractic adjustments correct these distortions and, in turn, reduce spinal nerve irritation, improve nerve flow, release muscle tension and allow your body to return to a more resilient state. These changes can be enough to allow your brain to turn off the flight or fight response when it is not needed. They also strengthen your body physically as well as mentally to deal with the stress.