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In this chaotic modern world, a certain amount of constant stress seems to be the natural order of things. Unfortunately, stress can do some very unnatural things both to your body and to your quality of life. If you're suffering from the physical effects of chronic stress, rest assured that you can find relief without depending on the medication. Here at Boca Health & Wellness Center in Boca Raton, we provide holistic healing programs to help you correct physical imbalances that contribute to your stress and aggravate your symptoms.
Stress in everyday life may come from internal emotional circumstances, environmental demands and dangers, health issues that overtax the body -- or all of the above. Your body has a "fight or flight" response in which cortisol and adrenaline are released into the bloodstream in time of crisis. These stress hormones give you the ability to react with lightning speed. Unfortunately, this response may occur regardless of whether the danger is truly life or death. Modern life is filled with potential stress triggers which may keep your body in a constant state of alert.
Chronic stress has some serious effects on the body, and these effects can then feed back into the cycle of chronic stress. For example, constant muscle tension can cause a musculoskeletal misalignment. This misalignment may then impair nerve function, which only causes pain but may also force your hormonal balances and stress responses to go even more out of control. Long-term stress is associated with poor immune response, hypertension, heart attack, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, hair loss, and other health issues.
The good news is that you don't have live with the endless pain and exhaustion of chronic stress. Our Boca Raton chiropractor, Dr. Caruso, can discuss your lifestyle, symptoms, and medical history with you while examining your musculoskeletal system. Once we've identified the causes and effects of that chronic stress, may create an individualized stress treatment plan consisting of drug-free options such as:
When stress affects your whole body, you need the whole-body health solutions at Boca Health & Wellness Center. Call (561) 447-2228 to make an appointment for natural stress management in Boca Raton!