Stress comes in many different forms.  Exercise can be a good stress on your body.  Sitting all day at a computer is likely a bad stress!  There are three main types of stress: physical, mental and chemical.

Physical Stress

Repetitive motions (arms overhead, bending)  postural abnormalities (falling asleep on the couch, computer work) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are examples of physical stresses. A toddler learning to walk, a fall from a bike, or a hockey hit into the boards are examples of physical stress.  The birth process itself is a physical stress!

Mental Stress

Ever have the feeling of the weight of the world on your shoulders?  We’ve all been there.  Whether it is deadlines at work, financial stress, losing a loved one, depression, studying for exams. These are all forms of mental stress. Take note of what you look like during these times; are your muscles more tight, is your posture slouched, are you having trouble sleeping?

Chemical Stress

Today’s environment is not what it was 50 years ago.  Overuse of drugs, preservatives in our food, environmental factors all play a part in disrupting our nervous system.

Our body acts like a fuse box dealing with all the input of different types of stress.  When your body is unable to deal with all the incoming stressors, it “blows a fuse” causing subluxation.  It is during these times that chiropractic care may help.

Stress can’t be eliminated, but regular chiropractic care may help you better accommodate and adapt to it. Give us a call at (905) 533 – 5348.