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How A Chiropractor Can Help With Stress

Chiropractor performing gentle adjustment on a patient's neck .

Chiropractic Stress Relief: Enhancing Well-Being Through Holistic Methods

Chiropractic Techniques for Stress Management

With lives growing increasingly brisker and paces more hectic by the day, stress is now an almost inseparable reality of many lives, from distress at work to distress at home. And since stress has an inebriating effect on the physical as well as mental well-being, there’s more room for it to create havoc with our personal and professional lives. However, chiropractic care can relieve stress holistically in a non-invasive manner, at the very root of the issue. Chiropractors have been known to work wonders on a patient’s stress levels through a host of interventions such as spinal adjustments, physical relaxation, and lifestyle counselling.

How Does Chiropractic Help with Stress?

Spines serve as the main street through which the messages of the nervous system flow, and chiropractic focuses on returning nerves to their proper alignment, reducing interference and improving communication. Where alignment in the spine is poor, tension and stress accumulate, and it is this accumulation of tension and stress that chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve.

Chiropractor performing a stress-relieving adjustment on a patient.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic for Stress?

The specific results of chiropractic care as it relates to the stress response are:

  1. Through improvements in nervous system function, chiropractic care reduces physical tension and discomfort (eg, headaches).
  2. By dealing with the causes, not just symptoms, of nervous system stress, chiropractic care provides long-lasting relief from emotional fears and/or from the physical manifestations of tension/pain.
  3. Chiropractic care helps people develop healthier, more natural coping strategies.
  4. Alleviates and optimises overall nervous system function. This helps to improve sleep, energy and quality of life.

How Can a Chiropractor Assist with Stress Management?

Chiropractic practitioners look at the problem holistically, addressing both the physical symptoms of stress, as well as the sources that contribute to it. When consulting with you to determine your proper course of treatment, your chiropractor will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your spine, muscle tone and the overall function of your nervous system. After he or she has made a thorough analysis of your condition, a course of treatment might be recommended which combines spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, stress-reduction techniques and exercise, all of which are tailored to your specific needs.

Chiropractic Solutions for Stress Relief

Its stress-relief conversations span a range of solutions that can address each person’s individual needs. Spinal alternations help to align the vertebrae, improve posture and reduce the tension in the surrounding muscles; soft tissue therapy (a type of bodywork or massage) can help with tight muscles and trigger points. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation promote greater relaxation and reduce stress. Lifestyle counselling and advice on nutrition, exercise and stress-reduction techniques are also key.

Enhancing Well-Being: Chiropractic and Stress

Chiropractic care is designed to do more than just relieve pain. It’s a natural, affordable, and effective way to promote optimal health, from the very top of your body, your spine, all the way down to your fingertips. By addressing the root causes of stress, chiropractic care can help you achieve a more balanced and vital way of living, no matter what life throws at you.

Chronic pain is one of the main reasons people turn to chiropractic, especially for back and neck issues. But unlike painkillers that merely mask symptoms, chiropractic corrects the cause of the pain, and can even help you deal with stressors that lead to it. If you experience workplace stress, disconnection from others, or are languishing in the grey mist of depression, I encourage you to try the holistic approach of chiropractic care and adjustments. You’ll be happy you did.

Overview of the Chiropractic Workforce in Australia

As of December 2023, Australia’s chiropractic profession has seen notable growth and demographic changes, as highlighted in a detailed report on registered chiropractors. The Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) serves as the profession’s peak body, boasting over 3,000 members and actively engaging in leadership, advocacy, research, and governance. Between 2015 and 2019, the number of chiropractors with general or limited registration increased by 11.5%, reaching 5,643, while the employed chiropractic workforce saw a corresponding 11.2% rise.

Despite this growth, chiropractic care maintains a reputation for safety, with few serious adverse events reported over the past two decades. Annually, Australians make over 12 million visits to chiropractors, with pediatric visits accounting for over 1 million of these. In the 2020/21 annual summary, there were 5,968 registered chiropractors, marking a 3.3% increase from the previous year. Chiropractors comprise 0.7% of all registered health practitioners, with 0.6% identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Gender distribution among chiropractors stands at 41.6% female and 58.4% male.

Chiropractor performing spinal adjustment on a patient.


In summary

We know that stress can affect so many aspects of your life. Here at Elia Chiro, we have compassionate and effective Chiropractic care for you to help you manage the stress and get back to optimal wellness. We apply our unique Chiropractic approach to finding relief from the physical, emotional and mental stresses you may be experiencing. Call us today to schedule your consultation and get the help you deserve so you can have a life free of stress.


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