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Stress Can Overload Nerves

Stress Can Overload Nerves

There’s good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress). An example of good stress might be a 20-minute workout for someone with excellent cardiovascular health. However, if you’ve lost your health, our interest would be in the “bad” stress you’ve experienced. Which comes in three basic types:

  • Physical Stress
  • Emotional Stress
  • Chemical Stress

Physical stress, like car accidents, repetitive motions and even the birth process can exceed your body’s ability to accommodate. Same with emotional stress, such as anger, grief, fear or guilt. Chemical stress, such as poor diet, preservatives, pollution and alcohol can overwhelm your nervous system. This produces what Black Hills chiropractors call a subluxation (less than a total dislocation).

A subluxation is a fancy way chiropractors indicate that the nervous system is in some form of overwhelm, tightening muscles along the back and neck, interfering with the ability of your brain to communicate properly with parts of your body.

Sometimes this produces pain. But mostly it doesn’t. But you already know pain is not the problem!

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