I think we can all agree that the number one thing we have noticed in 2020 and the first four months of 2021, is an increase in stress, and that is for good reason. We are dealing with a global pandemic right now. There are two sides to everything going on, whether you are completely scared by this virus, or maybe you don't worry about it at all. Maybe you have lost a loved one recently, which is awful. Maybe you got the virus yourself and it just really took a toll on you. Maybe you are one of those people who are sick and tired of the restrictions, and you just want things to go back to normal. Regardless of what you are going through, everyone is dealing with a little more stress currently.
My name is Dr. Zach Shaw and I am with the Upper Cervical Spine Center. As upper cervical chiropractors, we help take care of people's stress for them. Now how do we do that?
Adaptation all happens through your nervous system. Every single human being is designed to be able to adapt to stress. These stresses can be in the form of mental stress, physical stress, emotional stress, or chemical stress, and all of these things beat our body down to the point where we may be sick, depressed, anxious; you name it. Regardless of what it is, these negative stresses beat down our body if our bodies do not know how to handle them.
As upper cervical doctors, we search for and correct the misalignment at the top of the neck that is putting pressure on the brainstem. We know that this misalignment is interfering with the messages between your brain and body, and between the brain itself. When we see nervous system interference, the body can't work properly; the brain can't work properly and can't receive the proper messages.
So let’s say we have a misalignment at the top of the neck. The brain sends a signal down to the brainstem, which the brainstem relays back to the brain, and that message is interfered with. A message of happiness turns into sadness, anxiousness, or depression. Add in the increase in stress we have had this year and last year, and we start to see a lot more depression and anxiety coming into the office. If there is interference to your nervous system, we need to find it now and remove it, so your body can adapt to these physical, chemical and emotional stresses exactly as it was designed to do.
If you're feeling an increase in stress lately - maybe you're depressed, anxious, or have something else going on, give our office a call. We are in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our number is 704-588-5560. We will be happy to do a complimentary exam and consultation so that we can figure out if you have an upper cervical problem that could be causing you to not be able to adapt to stresses like you should. If you're not in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, give our office a call anyway, and I promise we will find an upper cervical doctor as close to you as possible.
I hope you learned something today. I hope you can relieve some stress and you have an amazing day.