Stress

Finding Relief from Stress

Are you looking for treatments to relieve stress? Chiropractors offer treatments that aim to alleviate the physical manifestations of stress like nerve irritation, tight muscles, stiffness in the joints and tension headaches. Your chiropractor may also be able to offer advice on other stress management strategies.

Stress can be a silent enemy. If we don’t recognise the early warning signs that we’re enduring an unhealthy dose of stress, it can come upon us suddenly. Here are some of the stress warning signs and tips on how to deal with them:

•    Irritability or aggression: when the pressure is on and you’re feeling under stress you may become irritable with loved ones and more aggressive than usual when things don’t go your way. Try to notice when this is happening, and step away for a break lest you make a bad situation worse.

•    Stiff or sore muscles: tightened muscles are a natural reaction to stress. Try relaxation techniques like listening to soothing music, enjoying bath, or doing something else that may help to relieve stress. A massage may also help!

•    Tension headaches: brought on by tight muscles, you can apply the same techniques mentioned above to try to alleviate a tension headache.

Chronic stress may result in significant tension in the upper body so if this is occurring, visiting a chiropractor may help. Your chiropractor will offer a treatment that may release tension from the tightened muscles. He or she may also correct any misalignments in the spine that the muscle tension might have caused.

If you need assistance in managing the physical results of stress, see a Chiropractor Potts Point soon. You can call us today to arrange a consultation.