stress and back pain

Up-to-90% of ALL GP's Visits Originate from this

Stress kills. Doctors and health professionals agree that chronic stress attacks the body and systematically destroys an otherwise healthy organism. Research published in 2008 showed that up to ninety percent of all primary care doctor visits dealt with stress-related complaints. Millions of people receive medical advice that links stress relief to pharmaceutical drug use. Safe, long-term health care demands that attention is turned to the proper reduction and management of stress using science and research that point to a healthy alternative. We may have found the answer after this amazing study:

The most harmful effect of stress first occurs in the brain. Strategies and solutions to minimise and cope with the results of stress must, therefore, begin with the mind. Scientists conducted a 2017 study on the brain utilising a $3 million PET (Positive Emission Tomography) scan. A PET scan provides an imaging test that allows doctors to check for diseases and adverse function in the body. The scan injects a special dye with radioactive tracers into a vein in the arm.

Organs and tissue absorb these tracers and allow the PET scanner to appraise capacity while measuring an array of data. This data ranges from blood flow to oxygen use and much more.

Doctors primarily use PET scans to test for cancer and to evaluate the function of the heart, brain, and nervous system. However, the 2017 study assessed the effects of a Chiropractic adjustment, a specialist type of spinal manipulation, using this PET scan technology. 21 different subjects were tested in this manner

So what were the results

The PET scan determined that brain function increased and stress levels decreased in every single subject. Measurements also recorded the occurrence of multiple changes in brain activity. Movement, posture, emotions, learning, and memory centres of the brain all improved after the Chiropractic adjustment. Brain processing experienced a reduction in fight or flight activity and led to a relaxation in the brain and reduced tension in muscles. Measurements also showed a decreased level of stress-induced chemicals in the saliva.

The PET scan concluded that Chiropractic adjustments reduce stress by changing the brain.

How does this research help you reduce your stress

We have known for years that Chiropractic care amplifies the body’s natural defence against chronic stress and disease. And this 2017 study adds another page into an ever-growing compilation of evidence-based research proving the positive impact made by regular Chiropractic adjustments on hormones, emotions, cognition, and memory.

Stress continues to be the most common reason for GP-related visits in today’s culture. Chiropractic, therefore, can play a vital role in helping men and women of all ages overcome the effects of stress. And all this Chiropractic relief from stress can be done without dangerous drugs and chemicals.

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