There are three major glands involved in modulating stress: the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary, and adrenal glands. These make up the HPA Axis. Using your body's biofeedback muscle response system, you chiropractor can determine if these three glands are all functioning properly so that he/she can make necessary structural corrections to your body (improper muscle and joint function can cause stress to the body directly or indirectly through pain generation) and recommend certain lifestyle changes including dietary and nutritional recommendations, daily meditation, ways to reduce your exposure to various chemical toxins, and daily movement recommendations. We can also determine whether there is a larger problem that may require comanagement with or referral to an endocrinologist, neurologist, or other specialist since chiropractors help with functional health and not necessarily disease management.
Are you interested in getting better sleep, preventing illness, reducing your chances of injury, and achieving your ideal weight? Then managing your stress may be part of the answer. Contact us with any questions you might have about chiropractic and stress or to schedule your chiropractic visit today.