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How a Healthy Spine Fosters a Calm Mind

woman hands raised mountain view sunsetWork-related stress, relationships struggles, chaos in the world, lingering COVID concerns. The list goes on and on. It’s not surprising that so many people experience anxiety these days.

An Overwhelmed Nerve System

When your nerve system is overwhelmed, it’s unable to process more information. Any new stimulus is too much, and triggers an overload, a sympathetic nerve system response where your brain and entire body go into a panicked state.

The Physiological Effects

We know that there’s a connection between the body and the mind. Because when someone experiences anxiety, they’ll notice the following:

  • A rise in blood pressure
  • An acceleration of heart rate
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Tightness in the body
  • Unusual breathing

It’s not just a state of mind. It’s the whole nerve system that is going into overload. We could say at that moment that you have to relax or meditate to dial back the stress. But when the nerve system itself is on overload, that’s like telling someone with a broken leg to run a marathon.

Adjusting the Nerve System

One of the most critical things you can do in an anxious state is have your nerve system itself adjusted. “This is where chiropractic is amazing, because chiropractic was never about bones, but using the spine as a lever to affect the nerve system,” says Dr. Mancuso.

By getting very specific, gentle, and precise chiropractic adjustments, if there’s a distortion in those vertebrae in the neck, it can have a profound impact on the function of the parasympathetic nerves, the ones that create ease. When these “peace nerves” turn back on, they can do their job, which is to help you relax, heal, learn, grow, and have a happy experience!

If you’d like to be more at ease and less stressed, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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