LEXINGTON, Ky., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY is raising awareness about the benefits of chiropractic care for stress relief. While chiropractic's benefits for pain management and injury rehabilitation are well known, chiropractor Dr. Kevin Lynch says that the treatment is also beneficial for managing stress. Dr. Lynch recommends combining chiropractic care with deep tissue massage, exercise rehabilitation and nutritional detoxification for maximum stress relief.
Lexington chiropractor Dr. Kevin Lynch is working to help patients better manage stress through natural, drug-free treatments. "Today's high stress world is literally killing many of our patients -- and they don't even realize it," said Dr. Lynch. "Individuals who are under constant stress are at increased risk for chronic health problems, including heart disease. Many have poor eating and sleeping habits as they constantly rush from one thing to the next. It's no surprise that our patients feel overwhelmed, exhausted and just plain worn out."
Dr. Lynch says that chiropractic care, along with natural treatments, helps manage stress by bringing balance back to the body. When the body is under stress, the brain signals the adrenal glands to produce hormones, including cortisol and epinephrine. These hormones trigger the body's "flight or fight" response.
"While the 'flight or fight' response was helpful for our ancestor who faced very real physical threats on a daily basis, the stress we experience today is rarely a threat to our personal safety," said Dr. Lynch. "Modern day stressors such as work deadlines, a disagreement with a spouse, or getting stuck in traffic are not a threat to our physical survival. However, our brain still goes into survival mode, flooding our bodies with cortisol."
Recent studies show that high cortisol levels are linked to an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, and poor sleep habits. Chiropractic care and other stress relief treatments help to reduce cortisol levels and remove toxins from the body.
"Proper spinal alignment is the first step for reducing stress," said Dr. Lynch. "When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system is unable to properly send messages through the body. Better spinal alignment means better communication and increased system efficiency."
Dr. Lynch also recommends exercises rehabilitation for stress relief. Exercise increases circulation, which increases endorphin levels and decreases cortisol levels.
"Rehabilitation exercises not only improve mood and relieve stress, but these exercises also have a positive effect on the body's physical health," said Dr. Lynch.
The Lexington chiropractor also recommends a nutritional detoxification program. Detox removes toxins from the body, including those related to stress, which improves patient health. Dr. Lynch says that detox is also linked to a decrease in headaches.
Lynch Chiropractic Center provides whole body wellness services for back pain and neck pain management, injury rehabilitation, and stress relief.
Patients who would like to learn more about the chiropractic center may visit their website at www.chiropractorlexington.com.
CONTACT: Lynch Chiropractic Center 888-667-5235Source: Lynch Chiropractic Center