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Chiropractic: a powerful tool for stress relief


December 5th, 2012 579 post views

We all experience stress in our lives. And, in many ways, there’s nothing wrong with experiencing a heightened state of awareness from time to time. Stress is a natural emotion that is useful to human survival at its most basic level.

Yet too much stress over a long period of time can have damaging effects on our bodies and how we feel.

In this week’s post, I want to take this opportunity to share with you how I have personally found relief from the worst stresses I have faced.

There are many possible causes of stress. They can be physical (car accident, repetitive motion), emotional (deadlines, death in the family), or even chemical (too much caffeine, hormonal imbalance). If you are stressed, it’s important that you do whatever you can to avoid the negative effects. Thankfully, there are many ways to help relieve stress.

Chiropractic adjustments are at the top of my list when it comes to effective methods of de-stressing. My chiropractor at Lushington Chiropractic found I was very tight around my neck and back area. The adjustments have helped to relieve the tension in my muscles and make my headaches less frequent, which has made me feel so much better. 

I had suffered with stress for a long time. The physical effects include headaches, neck/shoulder aches along with feeling agitated and unable to concentrate. The discomfort in my neck and shoulders has caused sleeping difficulties, which only add to the feelings of stress.

Before I worked here at Lushington Chiropractic I would never have thought about having chiropractic adjustments to help alleviate some of my aches and pains. Instead, I would probably take a tablet and hope that it would mask the discomfort I was experiencing.

How wrong I was. Since having my eyes opened to the world of chiropractic, my wellbeing and health have greatly improved and I feel so much better. I no longer look to mask pain when I experience it; instead I seek treatment from experts who can get to the root of the problem.

Having regular adjustments along with occasional massage has caused my tension headaches to subside. I also feel more energetic and happy. I have more confidence and I consider myself to be more body aware.

Have a good look at the list below and be honest as to how many of these you suffer and for how long.

  • Headache/Tension
  • Low Back Pain
  • Uncomplicated Neck Pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle/Foot Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Allergies
  • Tension Across Top of Shoulders
  • Numbing/Tingling in Arms or Hands
  • Numbing/Tingling in Legs or Feet
  • Weight Trouble

Ask yourself;

  •  Which of the above bothers you the most?
  • How long have you been bothered by this condition?
  • How does this feel or affect you when it is at its worst?
  • Does this affect your work?
  • Does this affect your life?

If you have any of the above, then you could be suffering from:

  • Stress as a result of discomfort
  • Structural misalignment
  • Pinched nerves

My advice for dealing with any of these issues would be to see if Lushington Chiropractic can help you. They gently treat your body, naturally, without drugs to help remove the stress and imbalances that  can cause health problems.

Would you like to get rid of the problem?

Lushington Chiropractic is a multi-award winning chiropractic and sports massage clinic in Eastbourne town centre. We provide a range of treatments from expert chiropractic care to nutritional therapy, counselling, acupuncture, podiatry, sports massage and relaxing massage.

If you have had experience of chiropractic and would like to share your experience then please feel free to comment below. Alternatively, if you are in need of help and considering chiropractic care, we welcome your questions.

Clinic Assistant Claire

Categories: Health and Advice from Expert Chiropractors in Eastbourne

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3 responses to “Chiropractic: a powerful tool for stress relief”

  1. Ellie says:

    We definitely wouldn’t want you looking like that picture Claire!
    So fantastic to hear how Chiropractic and massage has helped you, along with acupuncture. Working here and learning more about Chiropractic was obviously ment to be:)

  2. Stuart says:

    Great article Claire. So glad to hear the chiropractic and massage treatments have helped you.

    • Claire Claire says:

      Cheers Stuart, yep a changed women! I think I would have looked like that picture if carried on stressing like I did 🙂

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