Chiropractic Care For Stress

The Fort Collins Chiropractors at Elevate Chiropractic want you to know the positive impact on your health that chiropractic can bring. Take a look at what the latest research shows about the benefits of ongoing chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Benefits for Your Health

Did you know that the benefits of chiropractic care extend to a wide range of health concerns? Chiropractic care is most often associated with neck pain, back pain and spinal issues, but a growing list of research studies demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractors are clinically effective, safe and cost effective.

Take a look at recent studies spotlighted below. They show that ongoing chiropractic care can have positive effects on stress.

Chiropractic Benefits for Stress

How Big of a Role Does Stress Play in Your Overall Level of Health?
Chiropractic understands that stress, whether it be physical, chemical or emotional in nature. Stress affects the body’s ability to properly function and leads to poor health from the affects of subluxation. More and more research keeps piling up to support this concept, but the short and long-term effects of stress and subluxation are hardly ever addressed by the modern medical system. The medical community is not about to accept the theory that there is one cause for all disease (i.e. stress and subluxation). This is contrary to every major medical premise. Yet this is exactly what happened in 1964 when Hans Selye, M.D. was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine!
In the 1950’s, Dr. Selye studied the effect of stress on the human body and presented his work to the world in the concept of the “General Adaptation Syndrome,” for which he won the 1964 Nobel Prize. This was a revolutionary concept of mental and physical illness and it was, at the time, acclaimed as the most important and far-reaching idea in the history of medicine…that STRESS is the cause of all disease.

In his book, “The Stress of Life,” Selye described how, as a medical student, he first noticed that the early signs of many illnesses were identical—loss of energy and appetite, generalized aches and pains, and so on. He wondered why these vague symptoms were taken for granted by his instructors. Years of research gradually led him to realize that these commonly related symptoms were actually part of a pattern, the arousing of the body’s resistance to a stress-causing agent. It did not matter whether the stressor came from a mechanical, chemical, nutritional, biological, or even emotional source. The body always reacted in an identical manner.

According to Selye, the body produces an alarm reaction to any form of stress that threatens its well-being. Unless the stress is unusually strong, we are not even aware of the body’s response. This initial alarm reaction is followed by a period of adaptation to the stress, or compensation, if the stress continues unabated. This process will continue until the body’s vital energy is exhausted and symptoms become apparent. It is at this point that the patient usually seeks help but usually from an over-the-counter remedy at the pharmacy, not in a doctor’s office. If the symptoms continue and the body’s ability to maintain normal function becomes more exhausted, professional help must be sought. For most problems, the process is a slow and a gradual slide into a disease that can be measured and eventually named. The diseased person then becomes, we are told, the exclusive property of the medical and insurance communities.

I do not have a problem with disease and degeneration coming under the medical umbrella. That is what medical professionals are trained to deal with. I do have difficulty with the concept of their ability to recognize disease before a pathological process can be identified. The truth is, the patient must be diseased (quantified and qualified) before medicine can hope to be effective. Otherwise, it is just guesswork. Chiropractic can be applied to anyone to improve the overall health of the individual, regardless if symptoms are present or not. In this respect, chiropractic is a universal health care option, whereas medicine is limited to treating disease rather than restoring health. There is a HUGE difference.

Every diseased patient has already gone through the periods of stress, alarm, reaction, adaptation or compensation, and exhaustion BEFORE the disease was named and specific therapy begun. During this period of time, whether a specific disease has been identified or not – a chiropractor using a careful case history and examination can identify the stress, assist in its removal, and correct the most damaging effect of stress on the bodies normal function – the subluxation. In this way, disease can be prevented and an enormous service rendered to humanity, through a service no medicine is able to provide – the adjustment.

Dr. Selye’s book says, “Apparently, disease is not just suffering, but a fight to maintain the homeostatic balance of our tissues, despite damage. Could all of this vagueness be translated into the precise terms of modern medical science? Could it point a way to explore whether or not there is some non-specific defence system built into our body, a mechanism to fight any kind of disease?”

Chiropractic deals with this inborn defence system, and complements the body’s inherent ability to heal itself when there is no interference to the function of the nervous system.

Bill S. – 5 Stars

 
“I have been under chiropractic care for the past 35 years in 8 different cities in four states, and Dr. Wallis is the best! When you walk in you know this is a place of healing. You can feel the care from the staff and then his desire to educate you on the healing process is absolutely wonderful. You won’t go wrong with Dr. Wallis! The care is extraordinaire!”

Logan N. – 5 Stars

 
“I will admit that I’m a pretty harsh critic, but I could write all day about how amazing Elevate Chiropractic is, and it still would not do them justice. Every single staff member is highly trained and extremely knowledgeable. They have state of the art technology to assist in determining the exact right care tailored for each persons needs. If you are a fan of the chiropractor that’s snaps and cracks your neck and back this probably isn’t the place for you. Because they have the ability to pinpoint problem areas, they are able to use a very gentle yet highly effective methods and tools for adjustments. The first day I went in for a EMERGENCY appointment, I had a misalignment and pinched nerve in my back that was making my whole body seize up, I could barely walk, was falling down while walking, falling down the stairs, I was in bad shape. They were able to get me in very quickly, do x-rays and other tests and a quick super simple but specific adjustment….that night I was able to go out with friends, went to work just fine the next day, I was in shock. These guys know what they are doing and it’s affordable!! They will work with you on payments if you need, they have literally thought of everything. There is still so much to say but I’ll let you see for yourself. They really raised the bar high for any other chiropractors, well done guys!!”

Savannah B. – 5 Stars

 
“Elevate has always been a great experience from the staff to the doctors. Always smiling, call us by name and atmosphere is warm like a living room, but in and out very fast! Child and family friendly. Discounts and payment plans available for convenience. Their precise and thorough approach is gentle and effective.”

Michelle W. – 5 Stars

 
“Dr. Dan and Dr. Andres are very attentive and intentional with every patient. I’ve received their regular adjustments through my last two pregnancies and have continued post pardem. It has IMMENSELY helped me through these times of my body going through lots of change. I can’t go a week without seeing them! I’m so grateful they are here to keep me functioning at my best.”

Carolyn C. – 5 Stars

 
“Words cannot explain the amount of life these folks have given back to me. After dealing with chronic pain at only 26 years old, I finally feel relief and hope for the future of my body and it’s ability to function. I enjoy seeing the team every time I go in, and I always leave feeling relieved and empowered.”

We are on a mission to educate our community about the benefits of chiropractic.

Scientific research shows that chiropractic care is a proven method to affect overall nervous system function and health, without the need for invasive procedure or medications.

Take Action Today For Better Health

As Dr. Dan Wallis often says, “Procrastination is the thief of all health!” The main thing to strive for is to take action now and make a difference in your own health and the health of your family members. Taking a step in the right direction for your health is a phenomenal thing. Join your neighbors in Fort Collins and take action today for your health.

The Chiropractic Assessment from Elevate Chiropractic is like no other and can be the stepping stone for better health for you and your family. It’s an easy, no-obligation way to learn what your spine and central nervous system is telling you about your health. We urge you to make your appointment today!

 

Our Mission Is To Elevate YOU!

There’s no better way to tell you about the improvements in health that occur every day in our chiropractic office than  to have you listen to the patients just like you.

Every day, we hear about how chiropractic adjustments can make all the difference in the lives of Fort Collins area residents. Take a look at this testimonial about the healing power of chiropractic and call us today to schedule your comprehensive chiropractic assessment.

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