Good Stress vs Bad Stress in Chesapeake

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There is such a thing as good stress. Everyone in Chesapeake, VA deals with stress during their day. Stress is the same physical response that activates the fight or flight response or may be what pushes you to meet a deadline. The key to stress is to limit the amount that you experience and how you handle it.

Types of Stress
There are three types of stress: physical, mental, and chemical. All three types can have physical consequences and lead to subluxations. The resulting subluxation has the potential to lead to obvious or less obvious physical ailments.

Physical stress is stress caused by repetitive movements like mowing the lawn or painting a ceiling. Physical distortion is also a large contributor to stress on the body like bad posture, falling asleep with your neck in the wrong position, or lifting incorrectly with your back. Accidents cause a significant amount of stress, usually in a matter seconds, like a car accident or a fall.

Mental Stress can come about due to work, a relationship or school, where they can become physically ill but it doesn’t stop there. These forms of emotional and mental stress lead to behaviors such as bad posture, bad eating habits, anxiety, headaches, irritability, and increased likelihood to develop illnesses such as colds and hypertension (high blood pressure).

The most common overlooked type of stress that our body endures is chemical stress. Some of these chemicals, which are not in our control, like pollen and allergens. Furthermore, there are many toxins that we ingest on a daily basis that are within our complete control such as preservatives in food, tobacco, alcohol, medication and other drugs. When these toxins get ingested it can affect our nervous system and muscle tone. Most of these toxins get stored in blood, fat or muscle.

Your body’s way of handling these types of stressors, minimize pain and trauma is to offset the bad with a subluxation. By receiving regular chiropractic care, you can remove and prevent subluxations allowing your body to achieve a wellness state.

Call Planet Wellness Chiropractic in Chesapeake, VA today and start to remove all of the wear and the tear from your life. We are here to help your body reach its maximum potential with a customized care plan.


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Planet Wellness Chiropractic
705 Quince Place
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 410-2793