Workplace Stress & Sympathetic Dominance

Is your job causing stress and anxiety?

As humans, we are designed to activate “fight or flight” as a survival mechanism. This is activated by the Sympathetic Nervous System and results in the suppression of natural functions such as the digestive system, reproductive system, natural bodily repair functions and the immune system. 

Whilst the Sympathetic Nervous System is an in-built survival mechanism that is used to help protect us from potentially fatal attacks or incidents, did you know that day-to-day circumstances can also trigger this life-altering state? 

Daily occurrences such as stress at work, financial worries or even family arguments can be enough to activate your natural survival mechanisms. Equally, poor posture can have a similar effect.  

We understand that life’s daily worries are near impossible to avoid, but what can you do to help ensure your body and mind remain balanced in a world full of stress and hectic schedules? Our chiropractic practices can help. 

Whether your stress is physical or emotional, it causes muscle tension that will be carried in your spine. This tension causes stiffness of your joints and muscles which can cause pain and put pressure on nerves, affecting your mental well-being even further. Our chiropractors can help to relax these tense areas, adjusting your spine and helping you to regain your physical and emotional balance. 

How can a chiropractor help with workplace stress? 

We may not be able to put an end to your daily stresses or improve your work life, but what we can do is help to relax your muscles and joints to balance your mind and keep your nervous system working with you rather than against you. 

Working alongside the Sympathetic Nervous System is the Autonomic Nervous System, which regulates our “rest and recover” responses such as tears, digestion and urination.

Our experienced chiropractors will gently adjust and correct your spine, helping to ensure that your muscles remain relaxed and that pain receptors that may be triggered as a result of stress are disengaged and that your Autonomic Nervous System is able to overpower the effects and toll stress may have taken over your body and mind.

Working alongside companies such as Spotify, we are well versed in the art of reversing the effects of workplace stress and bringing the balance back to your life.

Want to find out more about how our chiropractic services can help combat the effects of workplace stress? Feel free to give us a call on  01202 684859 and we'll be more than happy to run through our system and process and find a solution that suits your body and helps regain your balance and fluidity.



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