No matter what kind of stuff you deal with on a day-to-day basis, chances are you deal with a good amount of stress - and current affairs have increased almost everyone's stress lately. Did you know a stress assessment can help you quantify your stress? Identifying where you are at and why are good beginnings to figuring out ways to better manage it.
Symptoms of Stress
When you’re looking at the symptoms of most conditions, they’re fairly straightforward. Stress is one of the only things in the world that can cause a huge range of symptoms, many of which mimic other conditions. Here are some of the most common symptoms of stress:
- Lack of energy
- Weight loss
- Aches, pains, and muscle tension
- Weakened immune system
- Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
- Frequent mood swings
- Chest pain and heart rate problems
From very minor problems to some of the worst things your body can feel, stress really can cause a huge range of issues. If you feel like you’re stressed-out and you’re dealing with some of these symptoms, visit us for a stress assessment.
What Causes Stress?
The most difficult part about dealing with stress is that it can be caused by so many different things, many of which are completely out of your control. What you can control is how you treat your stress and how you react to the things that generally cause you stress. While trying to take it easy is a good way to relieve some stress, you can also benefit from other tools to help.
Stress Assessments and Treatment Options
There are several ways to measure stress to some degree, including the Perceived Stress Scale. However, your Vancouver chiropractor may be more focused on the stress that’s building up in your muscles and joints as a result of the things you’ve been dealing with. A chiropractor can help relieve some of that stress and relax your muscles with a chiropractic adjustment or recommend a massage with a licensed massage therapist. However, it’s still important to deal with the mental stressors in your life that are causing these issues. With a combination of relaxation techniques, you can relieve stress and live a happier life.
Give Us a Call
Ask about a stress assessment for you and find out if we can help you relieve your stress and get back to living a calmer healthier life. If you’re tired of dealing with stress, call Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage at 360.823.2225 to schedule your stress assessment appointment today.