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Stress is any taxing activity on your body. Typically we breakdown the term stress into 3 categories (physical, mental, and chemical).

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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

There are many symptoms of stress, that can range from mood swings like agitation to malaise, to physical changes like fatigue and headaches.

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 ignoring 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.

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.

Does medical insurance cover stress treatment?

Yes, medical insurance covers the symptoms caused by stress.

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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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Dr. Belinda Eddy
Doctor Of Chiropractic