Life is filled with stresses — some good and some bad. Either way, circumstances may place new demands on us, calling on us to be and do much more than we are used to doing. A new job, new baby or moving into a new home are good experiences which can also be stressful.
A person may develop all sorts of adaptive responses in attempts to cope with life's new requirements, but most of these adaptations are themselves stress-producing. Over time the adaptations become habits, stress becomes a day-by-day experience, and a host of physiological and psychological disorders and syndromes may appear: High blood pressure, diabetes, overweight/obesity, arthritis, insomnia, and depression may all be considered as long-term responses to stress.
Muscular aches and pains, muscle spasms, neck pain, back aches and headaches are common physiological responses to ongoing stress.
Regular massage therapy and chiropractic care can be a beneficial component of any program designed to help a person reduce the effects of stress in his or her life. Studies show that both chiropractic care and massage therapy can lower blood pressure and reduce stress hormones. Our Estero massage therapy and chiropractic care provide the direct action required to intervene in the vicious circle of stress-related aches and pains.
Regular exercise, a healthy diet, sufficient rest and regular chiropractic care can restore balance to your life. Your Estero chiropractor can help you create a stress-reduction program that will work for you.