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Health in a modern world – Part 3 –

stressed work life, stressed body life

For most of us, it is a fact of life that we must work to live, yet several studies have shown that work is one of the leading causes of stress for Americans, and that it is getting steadily worse. Also, it has been shown that job stress, stemming from the perception of having little control over the demands placed onto one ’s self, has been associated with increased rates of heart attack, hypertension, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.

When you are living with stress, day in and day out, tension begins to build up inside the body, causing the negative stress reaction called distress.
Distress can lead to physical symptoms, including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress can also bring on, or worsen, certain symptoms or diseases.

It is clear, that a cycle can be created once stress begins to take over. First, the mind becomes stressed, and soon after the body follows, then once the body is in distress it becomes much harder for the mind to relax.

Does stress at work cause tension throughout your body and spine?
You may have noticed that as your stress level goes up; your body begins to tense more and more, until finally it may seem as if your back and shoulders have curved into a hunch back.
Chiropractic adjustments can help release the tension in your muscles and increase circulation.

Dr. Fred Schofield at Atlas Chiropractic has been helping patients with stress induced back tension for over 30 years. Call us at 1-602-938-8868 to schedule an appointment today.
In this fast paced modern world we live in, who has time to live with pain and stress?

Chiropractic Adjustments Relieve Stress and Tension at Premier Health
Workplace Stress at The American Institute of Stress
The Effects of Stress on Your Body at Web MD