How a chiropractor can help manage stress

Are your rowdy kids stressing you out or is that work deadline that’s pushing you over the edge? You are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress. Forty-eight percent believe that their stress levels have increased over the past five years.

Don’t run for painkillers. Instead, turn your attention to the natural and effective relief a  chiropractic care appointment can bring you. Before you even know it, you’ll be able to feel at peace and zen.

What causes stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding to threatening situations or demands. When your body feels danger, it can go into a “stress response” mode. The stress response is your body's way of protecting you! During danger, the stress response kicks in and gives you the alertness and focus you need to react in a situation.

Stress helps your body react to an emergency like when a person gets in a car accident. It can also help you stay alert and sharpen your concentration when you are taking an exam. There is a tipping point when stress can go from helpful to damaging to your health and well being.

The effects of stress.

Everyone feels stressed at some point in their life. However, when it starts to be constant, it can be damaging to your health. Relationships problems, deadlines or exams can cause you to live a stressful life.

Here are some of the effects of stress when you don’t learn to manage it.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Body pains

  • Digestive problems

  • Sleeping problems

  • Weight problems

  • Skin conditions

Signs that you’re stressed.

Sometimes people ignore or confuse the signs of stress for something else. Learning the symptoms of stress can save you time and help you know when to get chiropractic care. These are signs that indicate you are stressed.

  • Headaches

  • Acne

  • Chronic pain

  • Lack of energy

  • Frequent sickness

  • Loss of appetite  

Ways that a chiropractor can help manage your stress.

Reduce muscle tension

When you’re feeling stressed, your body's muscles tend to tense up. It’s just your body's way of protecting itself in case of an injury. Normally, after feeling stressed the muscles go back to their relaxed form. However, when you suffer from chronic stress, your muscles don’t relax. It causes you to feel tense. A chiropractor can help release those tense muscles with spinal manipulation or an adjustment.

Help you choose a better diet.

Chiropractors do so much more than just adjust backs. They can also guide you to a healthier lifestyle. Good nutrition is necessary to manage stress.

To reduce stress you’ll want to eat plant-based foods, vitamin c-rich foods, prebiotic and magnesium-rich foods. You should avoid foods that are “white” carbs and caffeine, these foods can trigger stress.

Stop living with living with stress and start living! Contact Wisniewski Chiropractic to make an appointment. We’ll be able to manage your stress levels through our chiropractic care.


We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on  prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.