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Headaches and Neck Strain from Holiday Stress? Chiropractic Can Help

Written By Pro Care Health Center on January 29, 2018

The holidays are over, but the leftover effects from holiday stress may still be plaguing you.

Headaches, neck pain and tension, back pain, and more can all linger due to chronic stress.

What should you do when you can’t find relief? 

We have a few ideas that may help you get back to feeling ready to take on the world.

3 Ways Chiropractic Can Soothe Leftover Holiday Stress

1. It Can Eliminate Your Headache Triggers

There are lots of factors that can cause you to develop a headache. These are called “headache triggers” and can vary from person to person.

In many people, a big headache trigger stems from pain and muscle tension in the neck, back, and spine.

If any of these are a trigger for you, your chiropractor can perform adjustments or spinal manipulation to provide relief. 

They can also recommend exercises, posture corrections, and more to help you avoid the triggers in the future. 

This is a great headache treatment especially if you suffer from them chronically.

2. It Can Provide Release for Tension

Is leftover tension from a hectic holiday season bringing you down? 

Your chiropractor can help.

Tension in your muscles can lead to widespread pain and even joint disorders. This is why getting proactive chiropractic treatment for your tension can help keep you healthy, even in the face of stress.

Chiropractic adjustments help your body release any tension you’re holding on to so you can relax. This will make you feel better, but it will also give you a wider range of motion and improve your quality of life.

3. It Can Lower Your Cortisol Levels

Did you know that chiropractic treatment has been scientifically proven to lower cortisol levels?

Cortisol is a stress hormone that can wreak havoc on your body. When it runs rampant, it can lead to a wide variety of illnesses, including heart disease and depression.

In a 2010 study published in Clinical Chiropractic, researchers found that levels of cortisol in patients were reduced after spinal manipulative therapy.

Thus, with chiropractic and headache treatment, you can lower your stress. With lowered stress, you’ll enjoy less muscle tension, less pain, fewer headaches, and overall relief.

If you’re ready to start enjoying the new year pain and stress-free, talk to us at Pro Care Health Center. You don’t have to live with these roadblocks to good health.

Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment Headaches Neck Strain