Stress: The What and Why of it All

Not all stress is bad. A 20 minute workout at the gym for a fit 25 year old is good stress. The same work out for your 75 year old grandmother would likely be bad stress!

We focus on helping our patients in two ways. First, we improve their ability to adapt to stress by improving the function and balance of their central nervous system, which governs and manages stress for us. Second, we use lifestyle based education and empowerment to teach patients how they can lower and lessen the stressors in their life through improved lifestyles.

Types of Stress

Physical Stress – Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling) postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even being born is considered a type of physical stress.


Chemical Stress – Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, GMO foods, tobacco and a host of other substances can affect our nervous system.

Life Stress – Have you ever been faced with an impossible deadline at work or grieved the loss of a loved one? Have you felt frustration, anger or depression? These are common forms of life stress.

Stress can’t be eliminated, but regular chiropractic care may help you better accommodate and adapt to it. We can measure the amount of stress on your central nervous system and track your progress with our computerized assessment (click here for more info on technology).

If improving your central nervous system’s ability to adapt to stress makes sense to you, as opposed to simply treating symptoms of stress, call or email us for an appointment today. We look forward to helping you.