EVER HEARD OF THAT LITTLE THING CALLED STRESS? US TOO…
We experience stress in three different ways: physical, chemical, and emotional. Physical stress can include big traumas and little traumas. Big traumas are car accidents, slips and falls, sports or exercise related injuries, and other major incidences. Little traumas include things that we do every day, like sit at a desk, look down at our phones, carry a heavy backpack or purse, and even laboring at work. Chemical stress includes toxins we are exposed to and can be as simple as the food and drink we put into our bodies, medications, and even the air we breathe. Emotional stress can come from an argument we had, the workload we experience, family life, dealing with finances, and other daily occurrences that affect our mood. Stress is something we deal with, for better or worse, every day and many experts are exploring the mind-body connection and how to mitigate the detrimental effects stress can have on both. As a profession whose core philosophy is about optimizing the nervous system and brain-body communication, chiropractic is viewed as a lifestyle that promotes whole-body health and wellness.
Research is quickly catching up to what chiropractors have known for years. It is progressively being shown that chiropractic offers many measurable health benefits to people regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms. A number of body systems can see increased function, including improvements in respiration, range of motion, heart rate variability and autonomic function, endocrine function, cardiovascular function, digestive function, immune function, muscle strength and overall athletic ability of otherwise “healthy” or “normal” individuals. Other studies have documented statistically significant improvements in blood pressure, neurocognitive functions like reaction-time and information processing, visual acuity, stress and reproductive hormones, healing/recovery time, general health of senior citizens, and reduced labor times of pregnant women.
Specific, scientific, gentle chiropractic care is for more than just neck, back, and other musculoskeletal complaints and many families are taking advantage of the benefits of wellness care to add life to their years.
Chiropractic wellness is based on the understanding that optimal health is having the ability to adapt and respond to experiences and events in life so that you can continue to grow, heal, and live life to the fullest. At Balanced Life Chiropractic, we want to help you find freedom in your health so that you can live out your best life!