The Negative Effects of Stress

Stress is something we all deal with every day.  And without some stress, life would not be possible. But our modern world is full of stress in ways our ancestors never had to deal with.  This puts an enormous
burden on our bodies because stress uses up our vitamins, minerals and energy reserves very rapidly.  In other words, stress causes us to use up all our savings and if it goes on long enough, it can bankrupt our health leading to serious disease.

Symptoms of Excess Stress:
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea, cramps and bloating
  • Depression, confusion and anxiety
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headaches, back and neck pain
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Inability to lose weight
  • and much more…

Our bodies have adapted over time to stress that is quick and intense and doesn’t last long.  This is the kind of stress our ancestors dealt with as they hunted for food or dealt with wild animals, weather, and food shortages.  Once the stress has passed, we are supposed to go back into relaxation mode.  Yet today this is not the case.  From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to bed, we are bombarded with stressful signals.  We have appointments, deadlines, bills.  Throw in some negative news commentary, a crying baby, heavy traffic and you get the picture.  We are living in the most stressful period in human history.  We have a lot of science and technology, but our lifestyles are taking a toll on the human body and creating unnecessary disease and suffering.

At Red Mountain Chiropractic we make sure to address the causes of your stress.  While we cannot magically transport ourselves to a nice sunny beach every time we get stressed out, we can treat our body correctly.  By balancing your structural, chemical, and emotional body we are able to help our patients overcome the negative effects of stress.  If stress is taking a tole in your life, contact our office today and find out how we can help you not on survive but thrive in the face of stress.