How Can Regular Chiropractic Care Help Your Body Cope with STRESS?

The word ‘stress’ is an organic part of our vocabulary. Everyone seems to be talking about the most common symptoms of stress. Common examples of these symptoms include fatigue, mood changes, and other cardiovascular issues. But very few people know that stress can cause migraines, neck, back and joint pains, to mention but a few. Stress is one global epidemic we shouldn’t ignore.


What are the major symptoms of stress?

Sufferers of chronic stress experience anxiety attacks, rage and irritation, lack of concentration, and even, depression and suicidal ideation.

If left unaddressed, chronic stress can affect cardiovascular, neurological and upper cervical health. It isn’t uncommon to see cases where severe stress has led to the back, joint and neck pains, migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Other stress-induced illnesses include high blood pressure, indigestion, stroke, low immunity, insomnia, low libido, memory dysfunction, and low bone density.


What Are The Causes of Stress? 

Stress can be induced by various factors. People tend to feel stressed when they face the following circumstances: 

  • The loss of a loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Losing a job
  • Planning a wedding
  • Going through a divorce
  • Sickness
  • Financial insecurity
  • Increased responsibility


Tips For Overcoming Chronic Stress.

Over the years, people have adopted various stress management strategies such as physical exercises, meditation or other breathing exercises, healthy dieting, nature appreciation, work management, making time for hobbies, socializing and seeking chiropractic care. For the purpose of this article, we shall discuss the benefits of upper cervical care in helping people deal with stress.

How Chiropractic Care Provides Long-lasting Relief For Sufferers Of Stress.

When the body is overwhelmed by chronic stress, it releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones cause the muscles to tense up and cramp (this is the natural response for the primal fight or flight instinct). Prolonged severe stress can disrupt several functions in the body, especially the spine, the nerves, the brainstem, and the top two neck vertebrae.

Getting regular chiropractic care has proven to be effective in managing stress-related neck pains and back pain. If you’ve been dealing with chronic stress, you should definitely consider consulting a trained specific chiropractor.

Upon your first visit to the upper cervical chiropractor’s office, a series of tests will be conducted so as to ascertain if chiropractic care will provide any stress relief. If the nerve testing and digital x-ray tests reveal a diagnosable upper cervical problem, chiropractic care will be administered. The specific chiropractic will among other things, administer chiropractic adjustments and other kinds of care that will provide the following benefits:

  • Facilitate the release of tensed and stressed joints and muscles around the spine.
  • Correct postural problems
  • Realign the vertebrae, thereby reducing body pains that are often linked to stress. 

If you’ve been dealing with chronic stress, give us a ring. We might be able to help. Most people have reported improved health and wellbeing after they received upper cervical care.


For the past six years, Dr. Addison Bulosan has provided excellent chiropractic care for sufferers of chronic migraines and other kinds of upper cervical pain. For more information contact Dr. Addison Bulosan at 2959 Umi Street Suite 202 Lihue HI 96766 808-369-9733. Please forward all email inquiries to To schedule a free 15-minute consultation, visit www.