Preventing Stress with Chiropractic Care

Life is filled with stress-generating situations that can easily weigh people down. According to statistics, all people have experienced being stressed at least once in their lifetime. Of course, not all stress is bad but instead helpful because it can develop character and better outlook in life. But when stress becomes chronic, diseases and illnesses may happen. This is the main reason that preventing stress is very important. We have lots of ways to decrease stress level and one of these is chiropractic care.

Chiropractic is the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. For many people, they view chiropractic as a means for fixing back pain, shoulder pain or neck pain or whatever other sports injury or pain they are suffering from. This is true, but not exclusively. The team at Optimal Chiropractic are concerned for overall, holistic health promotion.

There are many ways that chiropractic can be a means in allowing your body to cope better with stress. At your first visit to our chiropractic clinic in Ballincollig, Dr. Ben will assess you physically through the use of systematic procedures. Dr. Ben will also make an interview to identify risk factors and contributing factors that might aggravate your stress level.
In some cases, if the patient has physical complaints then the chiropractor may order diagnostic procedures and laboratory exams. All these will help determine the best possible course of treatment for the patient.

After Dr.Ben (the chiropractor) has created an action plan designed specifically for you, it is time for implementation. The primary technique that a chiropractor uses is spinal adjustments. This technique can be both a preventive measure to avoid development of diseases or it can be a means of healing.

Keep in mind that there are many benefits derived from spinal adjustments. First and foremost, the spine is recognized as one of the most crucial pieces of health and wellness, not only it supports the body but it also helps in protecting the spinal cord. Every second, there are millions of neural impulses that travel to and from the brain. The smooth travel of these impulses is vital in preventing stress. If the spinal column and spinal cord is healthy, the nervous system can work at its top performance.

Furthermore, a chiropractor can formulate health teaching, lifestyle modification, and diet for the patient. For example, here at Optimal Chiropractic we run regular workshops which are free to attend. We also send a fortnightly email newsletter full to the brim with lifestyle tips and health improvement techniques as well as recipes ideas and more! All these can be instrumental in preventing stress!

If you’d like to talk to Dr Ben about managing your stress, please just give us a call to book an appointment on 021 487 8465.


Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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