Headaches and Neck Strain from Holiday Stress? Chiropractic Can Help
The holidays are upon us, and while many find joy in the season, others find it rather stressful. In fact, many individuals find themselves seeking out headache treatment, neck pain treatment, and other treatment solutions for various stress-related symptoms.
Common Holiday Stress Triggers
When it comes to holiday stress, there are several common triggers, including:
- The pressure to spend money on travel, entertaining, and gift-giving
- Lack of money during the season
- Perceived lack of time to accomplish holiday tasks on top of everyday tasks
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Lack of energy due to increased activities and lack of proper rest
Recent statistics show that approximately 69% of individuals experience increased stress levels because they feel as if they don’t have the time or money to partake in holiday activities, while an average of 50% of individuals find themselves dealing with increased stress levels because they are feeling “pressured” to give gifts.
Many individuals find themselves falling victim to the “Happiness Trap” during the holiday season. This concept is defined as setting expectations too high, resulting in higher stress levels to reach those expectations, which, oftentimes, are never met. This stress can lead to a variety of issues, including:
- Chronic pain, especially in the head, neck, shoulders, and back
- Muscle tension
- Lack of sleep/insomnia
- Digestive disruptions, etc.
The good news – there are many ways to help you manage and treat your symptoms of stress.
Chiropractic and Stress Management
Depending on the nature of your stress, your chiropractor will help you find a treatment method that works. For example, if your stress increases your muscle tension, you may benefit greatly from soft tissue and massage therapy.
However, if you’re feeling more run down than normal, or experiencing an increase in aches and pains, then you may benefit more from a spinal adjustment to help realign any subluxation (partial dislocation of a joint) that could be the result of excessive slouching or improper posture.
Stress Management Help in Orlando, FL
We understand that the holiday season can be rather stressful. That’s why we take the time to get to know our patients, their stressors, and their symptoms before deciding on any treatment plan.
Whether you’re looking for headache treatments or neck pain treatment methods, the team at Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.