Stress Specialist

Michael S. Varnay, DC -  - Chiropractor

V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Michael S. Varnay, DC

Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Stress can take an enormous toll on not just your mental health, but your physical health, as well. At V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Littleton, Colorado, Dr. Michael Varnay works to relieve stress and restore your body to the highest possible level of function. The research on the dangers of chronic stress are clear, so don’t delay seeking treatment that can help you regain balance. Book your appointment today using the simple online scheduling tool or by calling the office.

Stress Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is a powerful tool for human survival. It’s the motivating force behind your “fight or flight” response and triggers your body to face dangerous circumstances. In the short term, stress can prevent serious injury or even save your life.

When there are too many stressors, however, or when stress occurs over a long period of time, the results can be incredibly harmful. Stress creates a flood of adrenaline, cortisol, and noradrenaline and also increases your heart rate and muscle preparation. Even your brain kicks into overdrive, keeping you alert and ready to respond.

Your body is not designed to manage these reactions over lengthy periods of time. Chronic stress has been shown to cause a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Muscle tension
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Digestive problems

Chiropractic care can help relieve stress, which in turn can lessen or eliminate these negative effects.

What does chiropractic care do to treat stress?

One way that chiropractic care can improve the symptoms of stress is by restoring optimal bodily function by adjusting spinal misalignment. When your body is in a state of natural balance, you sleep better, your mood improves, and you are able to complete routine daily tasks more easily.

Another benefit of chiropractic treatment is the reduction in muscle tension. Chronic stress often causes your muscles to tense. That changes the position of your spine and also creates sensations of soreness throughout your body. Relieving that muscle tension can go a long way toward improving your quality of life.

What about medications to manage stress?

There are many different drugs marketed to men, women, and even children who are living with high levels of stress. Drug therapy, however, comes with a risk of side effects, some of which are very serious. There is also research suggesting that some of these medications alter the chemical and physical structure of your brain.

For many, the risks associated with pharmaceuticals far outweigh the potential benefits. Chiropractic care offers an alternative that uses your body’s natural healing power to combat stress. If you’re interested in this type of approach, schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Varnay and discuss your specific needs and goals.