Chiropractic Care for Chronic Stress-Related Pain
When constant stress can do a number on the body in many ways, it is responsible for several injuries seen by chiropractors. In this guide, our Infinity Chiropractic and Rehab Center in Freehold, Hamilton, and Farmingdale, NJ, share multiple types of chronic stress-related pain and how our chiropractor can help.
How Chronic Stress Impacts the Musculoskeletal System
There are two types of chronic stress-related issues that chiropractors see. The first is the result of mental and emotional stress, and it’s not hard to imagine why.
This type of stress leads to great tension throughout the body, especially in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. This tension creates pain but can also pull on the spine. Too much stress on the spine can lead to misalignment, herniated discs, and pinched nerves.
Tension headaches and migraines are common results. Additionally, stress causes our cortisol levels to rise, which causes inflammation.
The other type of stress is physical. It results from repetitive strain on the soft tissues, such as when you constantly lift items at work, participate in sports, or type at a computer. This strain leads to pain, tension, inflammation, and potentially numbness.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help with Chronic Stress-Related Injuries
Our chiropractor can help depending on the cause of your pain and how stress has impacted your body. In most cases, restoring the neck and back alignment is critical to achieving full and lasting relief. Stress can easily impact the spine, which needs to be managed.
Soft tissue therapy is also essential. Various techniques address tension, scar tissue, inflammation, sprains, and strains. These techniques are vital in releasing the source of pain and stimulating the body to heal.
Lifestyle recommendations can also be vital when dealing with stress-related injuries. When mental and emotional stress is to blame, guidance for stress management is invaluable. When physical stress is to blame, correct posture issues, adapt to healthier lifting techniques, adjust your workspace, and use other steps to help you achieve lasting relief.
Treat Chronic Stress Related Pain with Our Chiropractor
No matter what type of stress is causing you pain, our Infinity Chiropractic and Rehab Center in Freehold, Hamilton, and Farmingdale, NJ, is here to help. You can schedule an appointment at our Freehold or Hamilton office at (732) 409-6777 or our Farmingdale office at (732) 919-7777.