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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Stress and the Modern Lifestyle: How Chiropractic Care Can Help


In our ongoing series about the three types of stress - physical, chemical, and emotional - we've explored how each type impacts our health and how chiropractic care can help us adapt. Today, we're going to look at how these stressors are intertwined with our modern lifestyle and how chiropractic care can help us navigate these challenges.

Stress and the Modern Lifestyle

Our modern lifestyle, while filled with conveniences, also brings with it a host of stressors. Long work hours, sedentary habits, processed foods, environmental pollutants, and the constant barrage of information and digital stimuli can all contribute to our overall stress load.

Physical stress can come from sitting for long hours, leading to back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. Chemical stress can come from the processed foods we eat and the polluted air we breathe. Emotional stress can come from the pressures of work, financial worries, and the challenges of balancing personal and professional responsibilities.

The Nervous System and Stress

Our nervous system, as the master controller of the body, plays a crucial role in how we respond to these stressors. It coordinates our physical responses to stress, regulates our hormonal balance, and influences our mood and emotions. However, when the nervous system's function is compromised, such as through spinal subluxations, it can struggle to effectively manage stress. This can lead to a variety of health issues, from physical discomfort to digestive problems and mood disorders.

Chiropractic Care: A Holistic Approach to Managing Stress

Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to managing stress. By correcting spinal subluxations, chiropractic adjustments can optimize the nervous system's function, enhancing the body's natural ability to adapt to stress. This can lead to improved physical health, better digestion, and a more balanced mood.

But the benefits of chiropractic care extend beyond just stress management. By supporting overall nervous system function, chiropractic care can also improve your energy levels, boost your immune function, and enhance your overall quality of life.

The Role of Nutrition: Supporting Resilience and Well-being

Proper nutrition is also crucial in managing stress. Certain nutrients, like B vitamins and magnesium, are particularly important for supporting nervous system function and promoting mental well-being. To complement your chiropractic care, we recommend the supplement

NeuroCalm™ from Designs for Health. This supplement is designed to support the body's natural stress response and promote a calm, relaxed state of mind.

Everyday Life and Stress Management

Managing stress is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This involves not only regular chiropractic care and proper nutrition but also lifestyle habits like regular exercise, adequate sleep, and mindfulness practices. By taking a proactive approach to stress management, you can enhance your resilience and navigate the challenges of modern life more effectively.


Don't let stress take a toll on your health. Schedule your chiropractic adjustment online today at and start your journey towards optimal health. Our team at Dopps Chiropractic is committed to supporting you in all aspects of health, including managing the stresses of modern life.

In our next blog post, we'll delve deeper into the ways chiropractic care can enhance your body's natural resilience. Stay tuned!

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