Stress Specialist

North Andover Chiropractic

John P Broderick, DC

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center & Laser Therapy Specialist located in North Andover, MA

Stress bleeds into every aspect of your life, including your mental, emotional, and physical health. If you’re experiencing nagging aches and pains from stress, John Broderick, DC, and the team at North Andover Chiropractic in Andover, Massachusetts, provide expert care for people of all ages. For personalized chiropractic care and relief from stress-related pain, call North Andover Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online now.

Stress Q&A

What is stress?

Stress is the body’s natural response to tension and pressure. Many people experience stress during times of immense difficulty or change. While stress can develop for nearly any reason, some of the most common triggers include:

  • Problems at work or school
  • Financial strain
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Lack of sleep
  • Child-rearing

Without proper stress management techniques, these feelings of tension and anxiety can lead to mental and physical health changes.

What are the signs and symptoms of stress?

Your body releases a hormone called cortisol during times of stress. The release of this hormone can result in increased sweating, rapid heart rate, weight gain, and more. Stress also increases your risk of:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle spasms
  • Joint pain

In many instances, stress exacerbates existing musculoskeletal issues, such as poor posture, sciatica, herniated disc, and soft tissue damage. You may also feel less motivated to exercise and follow a healthy diet, which can worsen the emotional and physical symptoms of stress.

What are the chiropractic treatments for stress?

The team at North Andover Chiropractic has more than 20 years of experience in treating the musculoskeletal symptoms of stress. At their office, the team offers:

Massage therapy

Massage therapy targets knots and areas of tension in your neck, back, hips, and legs. A professional massage from an experienced chiropractic team can help relieve pain and discomfort from sciatica, herniated discs, neck problems, and even jaw clenching.

Flexion distraction

Flexion distraction involves using a motorized table to relieve pressure from herniated discs in your lumbar spine (low back).

Nutrition counseling

Proper nutrition can help relieve many symptoms of stress, including weight gain, fatigue, and poor sleep quality.

Rehabilitation exercises

The team can counsel you on the right stretches and exercises to eliminate physical pain from stress.

Spinal adjustment

A spinal adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a hands-on technique in which the team stretches and maneuvers the spine to relieve aches and pains in the back and neck.

To learn more about how chiropractic care can reduce stress-related pain, call North Andover Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.