Treatment for Chronic Stress Injuries at Our
Stillwater Chiropractic Care Center
Stress can have profoundly negative effects on the body, whether that stress is emotional or purely physical in origin. If you're experiencing chronic pain and stress-related injuries, you need to break the cycle of tension and damage before it makes your life even more intolerable. Don't worry, though. You can get the necessary treatment and preventative care for chronic stress-related injuries here at our Stillwater chiropractic care center, Rivertown Chiropractic & Wellness.
Physical Stress, Emotional Stress, and the Musculoskeletal System
The emotions, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system are all closely integrated. Intense, prolonged emotional stress causes major muscle groups to tense up and remain tight as part of the body's "fight or flight" response. This promotes muscle spasms which pull on sensitive membranes and/or pinch nearby nerves. Tight muscles are also more prone to acute injury, which is why so many athletes who fail to limber up properly before an event end up hurting themselves. Over time, chronic muscle tightness can start to pull joints out of their ideal alignment, leaving you with additional musculoskeletal damage and pain.
Physical injuries can also have an effect on emotional stress levels, setting you up for a debilitating cycle of discomfort. Accidental injuries or long standing chronic stress injuries can cause constant or recurring pain. This barrage of pain signals can keep you in a state of constant emotional stress, elevating your blood pressure, and tightening up your musculoskeletal system. It can also promote depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Safe, Effective Techniques for Relieving the Stress on Your Body
Come to Rivertown Chiropractic & Wellness for a detailed holistic evaluation of your condition. We will look at your daily stressors, physical symptoms, musculoskeletal alignment, nerve function, and any other factors that might contribute to stress-related injuries. If your stress got its start as a physical injury or misalignment, we can administer chiropractic care to correct those imbalances, relieving muscular strain and nerve impingement in the process. Our chiropractor may also recommend massage therapy to relax chronically tight muscles and reduce emotional stress. We can even recommend ongoing stress management practices to help you maintain a healthier, more relaxed body going forward.
Looking for Relief in Stillwater or North Saint Paul? Call Rivertown Chiropractic & Wellness
Don't allow your body to be subjected to the effects of chronic musculoskeletal and/or emotional stress in Stillwater or North Saint Paul. Call our chiropractic care center today at (651) 439-2712 to schedule an evaluation and free yourself from that painful routine!