When someone thinks about stress, emotional stress is usually what comes to mind. However, chiropractors know that there are three types of stress that every person can suffer: physical, emotional and chemical.
Over time, these types of stresses, whether sudden and severe or mild and repetitive – can cause the vertebral subluxation complex. Subluxations or misalignments of the spinal bones creates nerve interference, which, if left unchecked and uncorrected, can leads to years of deteriorating health.
Examples of physical stress are: car accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries, poor posture and even birth trauma. Emotional stresses, such as family or financial problems, chronic worry and work deadlines can create upper back and neck tension which may lead to subluxation. Lastly, the chemicals we ingest or are exposed to everyday can also negatively affect the nervous system. One of the most important physical stresses which places a huge demand on the human body is gravity. Gravity is a stress that cannot be avoided nor eliminated. When a person has postural distortions in the body that are left uncorrected for years, gravity exerts more and more stress. Over time, these postural distortions worsen and may become irreversible.
To stay healthy for a lifetime, decrease your family’s physical, emotional and chemical stresses and get a complete chiropractic checkup to detect and eventually correct subluxations.