2020 concluded as one of the most stressful years in history. Statistics reflect the damage and fallout from lives lived in a sea of stress. A Gallup poll determined that 79% of people experienced stress sometimes or frequently throughout their day. That poll was taken before the covid pandemic began! People are still conducting their daily routines amidst feelings of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and worry. People need a healthy and hope-filled solution.

Stress kills people. Reports estimate that two-thirds of doctor visits connect to a stress causing issue. Stress also contributes to deadly chronic diseases like heart disease and heart attacks.

Many proven lifestyle modifications help the body adapt and cope with stress. Rhythmic breathing, consistent exercise, and good nutrition provide excellent choices to help counteract the impact of stress. And, one of the best and most effective stress- relieving interventions available comes from regular spinal adjustments. The spine engages in a unique and intimate relationship with the central nervous system. The central nervous system filters various stressors for harmful effects. The brain and nervous system provide the filter that screens all stress. The intimate connection between the spine and central nervous system means that optimal function of the spine provides tremendous potential for stress relief and better overall health.

If the spine becomes slightly altered in its alignment and movement, the function of the nervous system becomes compromised. This creates less ability for the body to safely filter out the effects of stress.

Chiropractic does not avoid or reduce stress. Chiropractic helps a person better adapt by making the brain and body more resilient. Research from 2014 proved a direct link between a spinal adjustment and a reduction in stress hormones. Chiropractic reduces unwanted stress built up in the spine and nervous system and balances hormones by restoring proper function to the entire body.

Chiropractic does not resolve the presence of stress in a person’s life but strengthens the body’s resilience. Make 2023 a year of vitality and peace by making chiropractic part of every family’s proactive health plan!

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman, D.C., is a seasoned chiropractic practitioner and the insightful voice behind New Life Chiropractor's blog. With a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western University, Dr. Norman combines deep expertise with a passion for holistic wellness. Proudly serving the community since 2002, Dr. Norman and the New Life Chiropractic clinic continue to be beacons of health and education for their patients, guiding them to a more vibrant and pain-free life.