More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and coping with anxiety on a regular basis.
According to a new study, an estimated 8.3 million adults in the U.S. (close to 3.5%) suffer from serious psychological distress. What’s worse, many are unable to get the help they need to either treat their conditions or even get a diagnosis, and a 44 percent reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past five years.
Also reporting that Hispanics have higher stress levels compared to other groups saying that this is a major health concern for Hispanics with more than half reporting that they are worried about stress in their daily lives.
In a separate report, the American Psychological Association (APA) found disparities in their recent Stress in America survey, noting that Latinos, in particular, suffer from the highest levels of stress.
“Latinos reported the highest stress across four major sources of stress including money, employment, family responsibilities, and health concerns,” the survey said.
Before giving the life-changing solution to your stress it is important to understand how stress manifests in your body and how your body reacts to it. When under stress, the body enters a defense mode and your nervous system is stimulated.
“When muscles are tight, they pull on the bone and, vice versa, when a bone is not moving properly it pulls on the muscle, causing tension and eventually what we call stress,” Ali R. Ramezan, Specialist and CEO of Ameriwell said. “They work together. So, what we do is we adjust, but also, we do exercises but then also stretches. The whole teamwork of it all helps the best.”
The sympathetic nervous system is the one that reacts to this stimulation and makes you tachycardic and your senses become more sensitive also giving you physical stress and pain, especially in the area near the spinal cord.
To relax prevent this part of your nervous system from spiking it is necessary to maintain low-stress levels.
We understand that stress management can be very demanding and time-consuming since the majority of stress comes from economic, work, and money related issues that are hard to manage a sometimes are out of our control. But you can help your body and make a steady recovery in your stress levels only by taking 2 hours every month to go to a chiropractic session.
“We work primarily with the spine, the root of the nervous system through which nerve impulses travel between the brain and the rest of the body, and can help the body manage and process this stress in a healthier way,” Ali said.
Chiropractic adjustments release muscle tension and improve blood circulation this helps the brain to switch off the defense response leading the body to have a more relaxed state. While this is only one step towards getting your stress levels significantly low regular chiropractic care can help regulate stress and prevent long-term damage to the body.