Chiropractor in Columbia, MO, Specializing in Stress Managemet

Stress management starts on the inside and projects outward.

An experienced chiropractor will perform spinal adjustments as well as implement techniques for an effective stress management plan.


Chiropractic care is based on the understanding that – given the opportunity – the body can heal itself.

While stress will never fully be out of anyone’s life, stress management techniques improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. 

At Achieve Balance, we know stress management not only relieves stress levels but also helps heal our bodies. Spinal adjustments performed by an experienced chiropractor will increase your adaptability to stress, thus relieving your physical pain and helping reduce anxiety.

 
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Stress Affects Your Body’s Makeup.

Thousands of years ago when humans were cavemen, we weren’t surrounded by frequent stressful situations. Now, whether it’s from jobs, friends, work relationships, or finances, no one is immune to rising stress levels.

Stress can be chemical, physical, or emotional. Stress can originate from an internal negative comment, a slip and fall, or from the food we eat.

Our bodies have two parts of the autonomic nervous system directly related to stress – the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Think of the two as your body’s gas and brake pedals.

Sympathetic Nervous System: The Gas Pedal

The sympathetic nervous system sends our bodies into fight or flight mode. These reactions prepare our bodies for intense activity if there is a threat or injury. These stress responses cause muscle tension as well as heightened anxiety and other issues.

Parasympathetic Nervous System: The Brake Pedal

The parasympathetic nervous system is our rest and digest state. This state maintains homeostasis in the body and allows our bodies to heal and reset.


Continued Stress Responses

Stress forces our lives out of balance, changing our posture, our eating, sleeping habits, and a cycle of chronic pain. Our bodies respond to stress even when we should be in our most relaxed state. 

Continued stress responses create bodily tension and inflammation that can lead to chronic disease. Corrective chiropractic care not only provides stress relief, but it is also critical for the prevention of chronic disease.

Stress is not a life requirement.

In our culture, we don’t often have the chance to rest and recover, Achieve Balance’s wellness team is challenging that cultural norm. Stress should not control your life.

Yes, chiropractic care helps with neck pain and back pain, but there is a lot happening behind the scenes in your body. A chiropractic adjustment helps our body regulate the stress response, thus making your body more adaptable to its environment and increasing your capacity to heal.

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Stress-Related Health Problems

At Achieve Balance, we are dedicated to developing your stress management plan.

Different types of stress can cause chemical, physical, and emotional responses. Stressful situations could be anything from an internal negative comment to a physical accident.

When we feel stressed, our bodies release two hormones – cortisol and adrenaline. High stress will cause a higher production of these hormones, which jumpstarts a stress response. You may feel physically and mentally unwell.

Chronic stress patterns, such as headaches, can have permanent damage to your overall health.

Emotional and Mental Stress Symptoms

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low sex drive

  • Forgetfulness

  • Mood swings

  • Compulsive behavior

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Irritability

Physical Stress Symptoms

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Upset stomach

  • Weakened immune system

  • Diabetes

  • Insomnia

  • High blood pressure

  • High blood sugar

  • Increased heart rate

  • Bodily aches and pains

  • High blood pressure

Many of us are trapped inside a feedback loop of a continued state of fight or flight and never shift into rest and recover. This is where an experienced chiropractor can help you.

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How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Stress is processed through your nervous system. Achieve Balance specializes in the body’s ability to adapt to stress. We not only want to establish a feasible stress management plan, but we want to improve your overall vitality and quality of life.


 You control your wellness.

Daily pains and stressors can be managed.

At Achieve Balance, we work through every aspect of your health to work towards your optimal wellness, from the food you eat to your body’s movement to your mental well-being.

The combined efforts of our wellness team and chiropractic doctors give each patient a well-rounded treatment plan needed for lasting results and an upgraded in quality of life.

 
 
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Schedule a Consultation

Visit our chiropractic office to see how chiropractic care can help manage your stress and anxiety while relieving your chronic pain.

At Achieve Balance, we work to create a healthier future. Request an appointment and start your journey to wellness today.