Many people believe that chiropractic care is only required when they have a sudden pain, symptoms, or have done something traumatic to their back.
In fact, frequent chiropractic adjustments can help improve emotional well-being and ease stress, even if there are no symptoms at all. Have you ever heard of the phrase from someone talking about how they “carry all their stress on their back”? It is relatively normal to have stress result in physical tension which can lead to symptoms manifesting later on causing for upper, middle and/or lower back pain years later.
When we are stressed, our muscles instinctively have a tendency to contract, and consequently experience a sense of tension. Numerous people may feel tensed in their shoulders or other muscles in ways that are not favorable to a balanced posture. That may mean you may slouch more, lean with muscles tensing to one side, and/or hold your neck at an awkward angle. Often, these stress-triggered postural issues can be entirely overlooked until muscles tighten so much that they cannot be ignored. Eventually, they cause pain significant enough to seek medical attention.
With this continued, unnatural pressure, the surrounding tissues, bones, and joints start to compress, inflame, or misalign. This results in pain that can range from mild to severe depending on the resulting misalignment, and can also affect one mentally if not dealt with right away. Do not wait for this to happen to you!