Chiropractic Care for Stress

Chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC

At Acupractic Natural Care Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we recognize the healing power of natural healing to reduce stress. Hands-on treatment using chiropractic principles and adjustment therapy with massage helps soothe muscles, balance the nervous system and reduce stress naturally. From the cervical spine through the thoracic region to the lumbar and sacral vertebral regions, chiropractic manipulative therapy and massage at our office heals on many levels, reducing pain and muscle spasms, nerve impingement, and cortisol levels that result from imbalance.

The vertebral column, comprised of bony vertebrae surrounding spinal segments and exiting spinal nerves, supports good posture and serves as an attachment site for many postural muscles. Stress and cortisol levels increase when there is misalignment or other irritation between these vertebral units because misalignment or subluxation increases pain and affects nerve flow. This stress response is systemic because cortisol filters throughout the body and the nervous system is lightning fast to respond to pain and impingement, affecting the vital spinal column. The spinal adjustments Dr. Oskardmay performs help mitigate the stress response because spinal mobilization restores healthy movement between vertebral units and reduces nerve flow interference.

Nerves arising in the neck or cervical spine region transmit messages to and from the upper extremity. Shoulder tightness, forearm muscle spasm, hand or wrist pain all relate to irritation in the upper spine. Additionally, tightness in the region between the shoulder blades relates to shoulder movement problems, as well. Many people recognize that they carry stress on their neck and shoulders. Correction of spinal fixation in the neck and upper back resolves tension arising in these areas. When Dr. Oskardmay also applies massage or acupuncture, that benefits the surrounding muscles, relaxing the mind and improving strength and endurance of the tissues. Organs receiving innervation from all spinal areas also benefit from adjustment procedures which help to relieve pain and stress from conditions such as TMJ, headache, asthma, hypertension, vertigo, digestive disorders, and others because nerve flow functions better.

Lumbar and sacral vertebrae protect spinal areas transmitting nerves to the lower extremities and pelvic organs. Hip pain, patella-femoral knee trouble, foot and ankle arthritic concerns, and plantar fasciitis indicate nerve problems from nerves transmitting messages to and from the low back. Hands-on diversified chiropractic adjustment or Activator adjustment procedures mobilize vertebrae in the lower spine and improve the functioning of all areas served. Internal organs such as the bladder, kidney, and reproductive organs also benefit from enhanced nerve flow and reduction in pain and muscle spasm through treatment of the lumbosacral region.

In addition to chiropractic adjustment plus massage and acupuncture, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay also enjoys helping understand how to update patients’ food selection, exercise, and daily activities to get healthy. Read our many appreciative patient reviews on our website and call (919) 929-1400 or visit online 24 hours a day to schedule an appointment.