The number one thing that chiropractic can do is eliminate the physical manifestations of anxiety and stress, particularly lowering the amount of adrenaline and cortisol your body is secreting and ultimately relaxing the muscles and getting the body in a more relaxed state.
Chiropractic decreases the normal resting tone of the neuro system, particularly in a person who is very anxious; their resting tone in their neuro system is at a much higher level, and it’ll be easy to set them off so to speak.
The most important thing chiropractic can do is help maximize neuro regulation in the body. Neuro regulation means that the nerves control everything that goes on in the body. The more efficiently the body is able to process and breakdown the extra cortisol and adrenaline, the more it will help the body go into more of that parasympathetic state, which is healing and resting state when necessary. For some people, when they are under a lot of stress and anxiety, it can be hard to get to that parasympathetic state of healing and resting and that is really what slows down the body’s ability to heal. Then these breakdown products of muscle metabolism can really start to build up and create trigger points and a host of other things.
So basically, what chiropractic can do is help the person feel better physically. The better you feel physically, the better you are going to be mentally. One is connected to the other. There is a mind-body connection. Whatever is going on in your mind will show up in your body. So, someone who is under stress will have stress in the body. Someone who is relaxed and calm and doesn’t have all that tension and tightness in the muscle are just going to function better and be more relaxed. It is just that simple.
Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein, D.C., is a midtown Manhattan chiropractor with over 20 years of experience providing customized chiropractic treatment services to a wide range of clients in the Midtown Manhattan/West New York City area. Dr. Gregg Rubinstein and 57th Street Chiropractic can be reached at (917) 534-6484 and is located at 119 West 57th St. in New York, NY.