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Lynnwood, WA 98087
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Stress Treatment Specialist

Stress is the root of several other problems including anxiety, depression, illness and sleeplessness. Stress makes it difficult to complete even the most basic tasks. Your mind becomes easily distracted and it is hard to focus on any one thing. Given that your body reacts to stress with headaches, migraines, muscle tension, and back and neck pain, it’s crucial that you take action to reduce your stress.

Although you may feel anxious and stressed, there are steps you can take to reduce your tension. One method is by visiting a chiropractor. If you are looking for a Chiropractor or sports chiropractor,  give us a call at 425-742-7772.

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Types of stress

  • Physical – Physical stress or trauma is any force put on or through a body.  A car accident, fall, or exercise all are forms of physical stress. Our bodies are designed to handle physical stress
  • Mental – Humans were designed to get short bursts of energy in response to stress to ensure their survival.  When a tiger chases you, it is imperative that your body has maximal energy to fight or escape. Problems can occur when this process goes on for too long without complete resolution.  This is the “stress” we refer to commonly today. When projects at work are getting backed up and you have to perform a constant balancing act in your home life, the “stress” of these situations left unresolved can cause pain, headaches, high blood pressure, and even a heart attack if left unmanaged.
  • Chemical – Chemical stress includes food additives, air pollution, water pollution, hormones and antibiotics in our food supply and the chemicals our own bodies manufacture during fight or flight times.

Symptoms of stress

The symptoms of stress include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues (including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea)
  • Aches, pains, and tense muscles
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Getting sick more often
  • Low or no libido

Causes of stress

Stress can be caused by many things and not all stresses are due to bad things. Yes, you can definitely become stressed after getting laid off or working long hours. But, you can also become stressed when you are about to get married or buying a house. Stress can come in many forms and because of that, it can affect people very differently.

Long term problems due to Untreated stress

Long term effects of ignoring stress include fatigue, chronic pain, permanent postural changes and accelerated aging.  Studies show prolonged stress actually speeds up the aging process of cellular health-specifically DNA changes.

Temporary pain relief for stress

Trying different coping mechanism like breathing exercises, taking breaks from work, getting a good night’s rest can all help decrease stress.  Other examples of temporary stress relief include playing with animals, eating a healthy diet and exercising.

Does medical insurance cover stress treatment?

Yes, medical insurance covers the symptoms caused by stress.

Treatment For Stress

Stress can be treated in many ways. One of the best ways to treat stress is to make sure that your nervous system is working at its optimal level with chiropractic adjustments. Massage therapy can also be extremely beneficial for individuals that have muscle tension due to stress. 

Not only does your chiropractor focus on personalized patient care, but they also help you manage stress levels in a way that is best suited for you as an individual. If you are looking to reduce stress and improve your overall health, a chiropractor can help. Your protocol may include changes to your diet and lifestyle, as well as recommendations for exercise, relaxation techniques, and more.

While you can’t totally get rid of stress, there are ways to manage it better so it doesn’t cause issues with your spine and health. Seeing a chiropractor is a great way to complement the care you’re already getting from your doctor and help reduce stress.

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Ratemds award for chiropractor in Lynnwood
Ratemds award for female chiropractor in Lynnwood
America's Best Chiropractor 2020 award
America's Best Chiropractor 2020 award

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Do not ignore your Stress, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Stress.

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