Stress Related Health Conditions

Stress-Related Issues

Stress overload can cause various long-term ailments, leading to increased pain levels throughout the body. Chiropractic treatment from Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor, can help. Your body’s fight-or-flight reaction causes your body to go through several short-term and almost immediate changes. These can include things like a racing heartbeat, the inability to solve complicated situations quickly, body tension, and more.


Humans used to experience these feelings and sensations when faced with danger. Today, there aren’t saber-tooth tigers or lions chasing us through the streets of Irvine. Instead, we suffer from other stressful events like:

  • Conflict with a loved one
  • Financial loss
  • Separation or divorce
  • Moving to a new place
  • Job stress
  • …and more

The effects of short-term stress exposure usually resolve themselves when the stressful event is over. Long-term stress exposure, however, can leave negative health impacts along with lingering pain. Following are the stress-related health conditions our chiropractor most often provides treatment for.

Tense Muscles

The stress hormones dumping into your system prepares your body to flee from danger by tightening the muscles. This is why we naturally tense up during stressful situations. When we experience ongoing stress over long periods, muscles never get the chance to fully recover. After a while, the body experiences muscle pains and aches.

Chronic Pain

Ongoing harmful stress exposure can cause migraines, stomach aches, general inflammation, and pain in spots of the body where people tend to hold stress. Areas of the body commonly afflicted by stress include the back, thighs, buttocks, neck, or between the shoulder blades. When the body’s proper alignment is restored, this pain is released.

Anxiety or Depression

Anxiety and depression contribute to pain spreading throughout the body. Stress-induced pressure can cause backaches, pain in the chest, neck, shoulders, and other body parts.

Chiropractic Care for Stress Reduction and Pain Relief

Our bodies are amazing things. Stress overload can cause various long-term ailments, which can contribute to overall pain levels in the body. Seeking chiropractic care can help bring your body into proper alignment, which may reduce inflammation and unneeded bodily stress caused by exposure to long-term stress factors.

Contact Our Irvine Chiropractor Today

If you are looking for chiropractic care for pain relief and stress reduction Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor is ready to assist you. For more information on chiropractic treatment or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin, call us at (949) 559-7999.


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