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Do you relate to any of these signs of stress?

10.02.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Physical Signs of Stress

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle pain and tension
  • Chest pain
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Low energy
  • Upset stomach, diarrhea, or constipation
  • Sleep difficulties and nightmares
  • Dry mouth or other difficulty swallowing
  • Clenching the jaw or grinding teeth
  • Tremors
  • Lightheadedness
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Rashes
  • Allergy-like attacks
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Frequent urination
  • Hair loss
  • Eye twitching

Mental Signs of Stress

  • Anxiety
  • Worrying
  • Racing thoughts
  • Restlessness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Poor judgment
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feelings of worthlessness

Behavioral Signs of Stress

  • Overeating
  • Not eating enough
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Procrastination
  • Nervous behaviors such as biting nails, fidgeting and pacing
  • Obsessive or compulsive behavior
  • Excessive smoking
  • Social withdrawal and isolation

These symptoms are not self-contained. Unchecked, seemingly minor signs of stress could lead to serious, chronic medical conditions or major difficulties in functioning, including:

  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Frequent infections and colds
  • Mental health problems
  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Skin and hair problems
  • Various cancers
  • Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, seizures, etc.

Upper cervical care can help you avoid escalation of stress-related issues. An adjustment of a small but vital area of the body lets the body do its job of healing itself with minimal intervention.

By focusing on the upper cervical spine instead of manipulating specific problem areas, the power of the brain and its ability to tell the body what to do. Your brain is essentially a computer, and like a computer, it needs to be able to properly communicate to the entire body. Upper cervical chiropractic care facilitates this communication.

Dealing with signs of stress sooner rather than later can make your life better, now and in the future. 

Our patients can attest to that. Why suffer under the weight of stress? You don't have to relate and your body CAN heal.