The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but there’s no denying that things can get busy. Between shopping and parties, rich foods and time spent with family, there can be a lot of pressure to make everything magical and festive. The truth is, deviating from our usual routines while juggling more food, less sleep and less exercise, not to mention financial splurges and challenging family dynamics, can mean the holiday season is synonymous with stress and anxiety. Fortunately, you have resources. Here’s how chiropractic care can help improve holiday stress.
SYMPTOMS OF STRESS
Physical symptoms of stress are all unpleasant – back pain, tight muscles, headaches, neck pain, and fatigue are all possible. Plus, the longer the body deals with stress, the more compromised the immune system becomes. Other hallmarks of chronic stress include prolonged muscle tension, which creates internal pressure on the body, and dysfunction in the nervous system, which can lead to shooting pains or numbness in specific parts of the body.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
A visit to Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno can make a world of difference if you’re struggling with symptoms of stress this holiday season (or any time of year). Not only can she address the symptoms themselves to relieve your pain and discomfort through a mix of effective therapies, she can offer treatments to properly align the spine, which will soothe the nervous system. With proper alignment, pressure on surrounding muscles and bones is reduced for immediate relief from nerve pain. That sudden absence of pain has a positive effect on our emotional stress levels too.
Dr. McSweeney can also offer recommendations and guidance for at-home care, which may include stretching and relaxation techniques, nutritional advice, or suggestions for supplementing. Together, these techniques can have a powerful impact on reducing stress so you can avoid the painful physical symptoms that creep on.
Learn more about what to expect at your first visit with Dr. McSweeney, and book your appointment now. Please note, we’ll be closed for Christmas beginning December 23 through January 1.