Did you know that chronic stress is making you sick? Why live with unnecessary stress long enough that it is damaging your health?

When we are stressed, our body releases stress hormones like cortisol that prepare our body to fight or flee the stressful event. Our heart rate increases, our lungs take in more oxygen, our blood flow increases, and parts of your immune system are temporarily suppressed, reducing your inflammatory response to foreign invaders. This is an intelligent response to overcome acute stress, and once the threat is over, the body begins the process of repair and healing.

However, when stress becomes chronic, our immune system becomes less sensitive to cortisol, and since inflammation is regulated in part by this hormone, this reduced sensitivity amplifies the inflammatory response and allows inflammation to spiral out of control.

This is, in large part, how stress “predisposes” us to getting sick in the first place. And if we do get sick, emotional stressors can make our symptoms worse. Since inflammation plays a role in most diseases, including cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disorders, this model suggests why stress affects them as well.

Work-related mental health problems are an issue too important for organizations to ignore. Our research shows that employees are still exposed to high levels of stress at work, which negatively impacts their physical and mental health. We know that one in six workers currently suffer from depression, stress, or anxiety, and yet our survey tells us that most managers feel they have not received enough training or guidance to support them, particularly in the last two years. Improving mental wellbeing in the workplace does not have to cost a lot. Addressing spinal misalignment is the most effective way to reduce overall stress on the body, promoting a state of ease versus illness. People whose organizations offer flexible work schedules have better mental well-being.

If you suffer from chronic stress, you should consider chiropractic care. A proper spinal adjustment in the hands of a chiropractor can release tension in your muscles, restoring your range of motion and allowing you to lead a more active lifestyle.

Opting for regular chiropractic care will help you look after your spine and the surrounding structures to ensure your musculoskeletal and nervous systems are in top shape. This restores proper nerve flow from your body to your brain and vice versa, relieves you of any discomfort, reduces stress, and improves the overall function of your entire body. At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of techniques of this holistic approach so that your body can maintain optimum health. Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.