Marriages are challenging. They require constant work, strong communication, and the ability to be flexible and understanding at any given moment. Both parties must be committed to giving 100% in a relationship for it to work and thrive.
With that being said, it does not mean that just because you do all the right things, everything will be smooth sailing. There are many challenges to navigate, but sometimes the downs can become overwhelming and provoke intense feelings of stress and despair.
Stress from a rough patch in a marriage can range from mild, slightly elevated stress levels, some anxiety, and inability to cope with certain things to severe.
Severe stress from marriage issues can lead to mental health problems such as debilitating anxiety to depression.
Of course, a tough time in your marriage also damages your mental health.
While there are many ways to take care of your physical and mental health, there is an option that is often overlooked by many people.
Chiropractic adjustments and marriage
Chiropractic adjustments can have a positive impact on your mental health and help with stress, anxiety, depression, the tension in the body, pain, headaches, and more.
While chiropractic adjustments won’t magically make your marriage problems go away, adjustments can help relieve tension, stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, and more that can make focusing on the issues easier.
Less stress and a clear and healthy mind and body can do wonders while you are working on some challenges in your marriage.
Below are exactly what chiropractic adjustments can do for your mind and body as a whole, so you can tackle the marriage issues head-on.
Relieves stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety are very hard on the human body.
When you are in a constant state of fight or flight mode, it is exhausting for your brain and your body. The more stressed you are, the worse you feel, which makes you more anxious, and the vicious cycle continues.
Chiropractic adjustments can help with managing and relieving some stress and anxiety in your body. Chiropractic adjustments can melt away tension, but chiropractic care is often used with massage therapy techniques as well, whichis proven to lower blood pressure, which can make you feel less stressed and anxious.
Furthermore, the act of the adjustments and massage therapy itself is inherently relaxing. The movements and motions are often relaxing for many people and give them something to focus on other than what is making them stressed and anxious.
Relieves muscle and body tension
A stressed and anxious mind is a body full of tight muscles and tension.
When there is something going on in your life that causes an influx of stress your body becomes tight and tense. Your muscles will get strained, form knots, and feel tight all of the time. Tight muscles in the back, neck, shoulders, and head are often the most common places where people hold their tension.
When you get chiropractic adjustments, much of the tension and compression you have in your spine will be fixed, which will cause the rest of your body to let go of tension as well.
When your spine returns to its proper alignment and motion is restored in the region, the tension in the body eases up. When the tendons and bones are out of whack in your spine it causes the muscles in other areas of the body to strain and pulls, leaving to knots, pain, and overall discomfort.
A study found thatmuscle tension was reduced by 25% after spinal manipulations were performed amongst 20 participants, which signifies just how powerful chiropractic adjustments are for muscle tension.
Adjustments also affect nerve impulses in the body and in return prompt other muscles in the body to relax and reduce tension.
Relieves headaches and migraines
Headaches and migraines are a huge issue and a common result of stress that surrounds a difficult life event.
Tension headaches are the most common stress-induced headache. Tension headaches typically come from tight and tense muscles in the neck, shoulders, and upper back.
People tend to carry their stress in the neck and shoulder region, which ties to many muscles that reach up to the head. Hence, tension headaches develop and often recur multiple times during the week.Symptoms of tension headaches include the following:
Aching and dull head pain
Tightness or pressure in your forehead and temples
Tightness or pressure around the back of the head
Scalp, shoulder, and neck muscles feel tender and sore
Many people describe the feeling of a tension headache as a band wrapped around your head too tightly.
Sometimes pain and tightness will be felt in the eyes as well. You may also feel tightness and pressure on the top of your head. In this case, people will describe that discomfort as something heavy is sitting on the head.
This just goes to show how a natural, holistic approach to reducing stress can significantly impact the human body for the better.
There is a wide array of treatment options to choose from when it comes to managing stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.
When you are going through a rough patch in your life, particularly when it comes to the functioning of a relationship or marriage, you are bound to feel the consequences in your body as well.
Chiropractic adjustments offer a safe, effective, and mind-body approach to wellness that restores your body to the way it is expected to be, which reduces tension, stress, and anxiety in the body.
When you feel healthy and your mind feels clear, you will be much more effective and efficient in solving current marriage issues, so you can get back on track to ahealthy, loving, and highly functioning relationship.
It would also be helpful to know that if you do not have insurance, thecost of a chiropractor can be paid out-of-pocket for much less than you probably think.
If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the marriage.com course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Dr. Anthony Odney, D.C. is a graduate of the Southern California University of Health Science where he earned his doctorate of chiropractic. In addition, he has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and kinesiology. Originally from Norway, Dr. Odney became a chiropractor because of his belief that the human body is a marvelous machine that can be “fixed” by chiropractic care. At Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, he continues to use a scientific-based chiropractic approach to help patients resolve their medical conditions.