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Loving Care Chiropractic Health talk TIPS Dr. Elbonie Hornbuckle DC In this segment, we will delve into the effects of stress on the spine and explore how chiropractic care can play a crucial role in managing stress-related tension. Listen in every Saturday evening @ 6pm EST
What many may not realize is that this stress can have a profound impact on spinal health.
The Stress-Spine Connection
Stress, whether related to school, work, or personal life, can manifest physically throughout the body. When we experience stress, our bodies release hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, preparing us for the "fight or flight" response.
While this reaction is crucial for survival in short bursts, chronic stress can wreak havoc on our physical health, and the spine is no exception.
1. Muscle Tension: One of the most immediate effects of stress on spinal health is muscle tension. When we are stressed, our muscles tend to contract and tighten. Prolonged muscle tension can lead to discomfort and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.
2. Poor Posture: Stress can also affect our posture. Many people tend to slouch or hunch their shoulders when stressed, which can place additional strain on the spine over time. Poor posture can exacerbate existing spinal issues and lead to new ones.
3. Inflammation: Chronic stress has been linked to inflammation in the body, including the spine. Inflammation can contribute to conditions such as arthritis and may worsen spinal problems
Dr. Elbonie Hornbuckle is a graduated from the Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in 2005. She is a chiropractor serving Stone Mountain and the surrounding area.