Stress – Are you deficient or toxic?

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You could say that the spine is a mirror for your stress. Now stress can come in many forms, but is commonly due to a ‘deficiency’ or a ‘toxicity’ of either a mental/emotional, physical/structural or chemical/nutritional nature.

Chiropractors are great at treating the spine and helping it to function and move, easing pain and improving connectivity of the nervous system. But what causes the tension or restriction and abnormal function?

Physical Stressors

Lack of appropriate exercise, Over-exercising,  Injuries from accidents, Repetitive strain injuries, Poor posture at work        Poor sleep posture, Birth trauma, Lifting or carrying badly, Immobility or Restriction

Emotional Stressors

Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, Anger, Hopelessness, Addiction, Grief, Worry, Guilt, Fear

Chemical Stressors

Inflammatory foods/drinks, High blood sugar levels, Lack of Sunshine / Vitamin D, Excessive alcohol, Poor sleep, Lack of Essential Macronutrients (Proteins, Carbs, Fats), Smoking, Dehydration, Pollution, Lack of essential Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals), Processed foods and Trans fats

Myovision software helps visualise where stress is effecting the spine

Myovision helping visualise stress effecting the spine

There can be an accumulative effect of different forms of stress on the body and we may not feel this accumulation until a certain threshold is reached (the ‘straw that broke the camels’ back’ analogy).

As the spine appears to be a reflection of the stress in ones life, we chiropractors are well equipped for alerting our patients to the probability of something toxic or deficient happening in their lifestyle. In fact we are excellent at helping to determine what lifestyle adjustments are needed and fabulous at adjusting the spine to relieve the effects of those stresses.

From Julian & the Team at Barnes Chiropractic Healthcare
When You Need A Personalised Approach to Your Health
Barnes, Richmond and the surrounding areas in South West London