Man pinching nose with head down because of stress

Stress & Its Impact on Overall Wellness

Our bodies are designed to release stress hormones, such as cortisol, when we are in crisis mode, which stimulates our “Fight or Flight” response. Unfortunately, many people nowadays are experiencing more and more of these hormones being released when we are overwhelmed with work, relationships, and responsibility. Too much of these stress hormones can have a major impact on our overall health and wellness.

In turn, these stress hormones can trigger and inflame headaches, elevate your heart rate and blood pressure, and strain your many of your body’s core systems, including:

  • Central Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Muscular System
  • Immune System
  • Digestive System
  • Reproductive System

This bodily stress then causes your muscles to tense up, restricting your ability to relax. As a result, you end up with stiffness, numbness, and body aches as your muscles continue to tighten under stress. Many people look to pain medication for relief which leads to other symptoms and so on.

The bottom line is that stress not only affects you mentally, but physically as well. As we come into 2018, health and wellness is on a lot of minds because stress is a common experience for so many. The majority of hard-working Americans find that stress is commonplace for any given day. Taking steps today can save you a lot of pain later down the road.

Wellness Treatments in Frederick, Maryland

A chiropractor can help relieve tension in areas of your body that causes you pain due to physical stress. Lipinski Chiropractic is your wellness doctor in Frederick, Maryland. Our team specializes in multiple areas of pain relief including back, neck, and joint pain. Contact us today to learn how a chiropractor can fit into your health and wellness plan.