Stress

Stress Specialist
Stress can affect patient health in many ways, leading to pain, disability, and depression. Dr. Carolyn Griffin and Dr. Roger De Sesa know how to recognize and treat stress. They’re proud to offer this service to patients experiencing stress at Back to Health Chiropractic in Valencia and Santa Clarita, California.

Stress Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is a common problem experienced by almost every person at some time during their life. While some temporary stress can be productive and beneficial, severe or chronic stress can be problematic.

Unfortunately, the fast pace of society makes chronic stress much more common than it should be, especially for people with busy schedules or multiple responsibilities. Over time, untreated stress may lead to physical pain and disability, mental health issues, and a decline in overall wellness.

What are the symptoms of stress?

Most patients know whether they deal with stress. However, some of the symptoms may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Inability to focus
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Depression


Over time, stress may cause a variety of physical problems, including headache, muscle pain, chest pain, and fatigue.

How can Back to Health Chiropractic help patients with stress?

Back to Health Chiropractic can help patients deal with the physical aspects of stress in several different ways. Some of the treatments that may be beneficial to patients with stress include:

  • Massage therapy: Massage therapy reduces tension in the muscles that often occurs with stress. Massage may also relax the patient and help them feel more calm and at ease.
  • Spinal adjustment: Patients with stress often experience problems with the alignment of the spine. Spinal adjustment resolves these alignment issues.
  • Corrective exercises: When a patient deals with stress, they may develop bad habits with regard to posture and movement. Corrective exercises strengthen weak areas and teach patients how to protect their bodies from injury.
  • Lifestyle advice: The doctors at Back to Health Chiropractic are happy to provide lifestyle advice to patients dealing with stress. This advice may help patients control their stress levels, improve the way they handle stress, and reduce the physical effects of stress.

What can patients do to relieve stress at home?

Every patient is different. However, many patients find that they feel less stressed when they engage in regular exercise, meditate, and participate in hobbies they enjoy. Patients who feel stressed should also try to get plenty of sleep and eat as healthy as possible.

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