Stress is a guarantee in life. It can come and go, be great or minor, but we all experience it routinely in our lives. Growing relationships, striving at work, raising kids, and managing finances all contribute to daily stresses that bear down on our sense of wellbeing. The body’s response to events and circumstances via stress is necessary for our health. But in our modern world, stress can easily get out of hand, which creates numerous problems with our bodies’ nervous and immune systems.
In addition to day-to-day stresses, old sports injuries or bodily traumas can impact how our bodies respond to a new or ongoing physical toll on our bodies. The emotional stress of work and family can impact us daily. Even our consumption habits—like if we smoke or drink too much or if we eat too much fast food—can be stresses that start to take a toll on our mental health and our bodies. We may not always be able to eliminate the sources of stress in our lives, but we can take measures to better understand how stress affects our bodies and how to better manage it.
What you call stress, we at Waypoint Chiropractic might call a highly activated nervous system. Your sympathetic nervous system plays a big role in the regulation of cortisol and other stress hormones, and it is highly affected by the onset of stress. According to multiple studies, when your nervous system and immune systems are not functioning properly, or when they are impacted by stress, you may be susceptible to depression. When left untreated, ongoing malfunction of our nervous and immune systems can impact the way our reproductive systems operate, how we metabolize food, and how our neuromuscular system functions.
As a top Bozeman chiropractor, Dr. Cary Gentry is experienced at assessing how the body and mind function together. Misalignment of the spine can cause interference in our bodies’ nervous systems and communication mechanisms. We can sometimes experience these misalignments as pain and discomfort, both mentally and physically. Using individually-tailored chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Gentry is able to relieve stress from our nervous system, and therefore the rest of our brain and body as well. Dr. Gentry is passionate about improving lives, and one way he does that is through the chiropractic care he offers our practice members at Waypoint Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Gentry helps practice members from Big Sky to Three Forks hone in on whatever struggles they’re dealing with and addresses how those stress issues can be resolved with routine chiropractic adjustments.
You don’t have to suffer needlessly through your stress. Studies have shown that more than 70% of chiropractic practice members who routinely undergo care experience a significant decrease in stress levels. You might not think of chiropractic care as a means to treat and improve stress levels, but Dr. Gentry has always had a curiosity for how things work and fit together, and he has become an expert at understanding how the body works in conjunction with the brain, particularly when it comes to spinal alignment and stress levels. Dr. Gentry welcomes practice members from all over Montana to our offices in Gallatin County in Bozeman and looks forward to addressing your physical and mental stress.
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Everyone longs to be healthy and happy and to live a full life. If you struggle with getting sick constantly or have severe illnesses on a recurring basis, it can be difficult to enjoy life and feel like you’re thriving. While there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to improve your immune health and help you be healthier, one great way to enhance the function of your immune system is through chiropractic care. Dr. Car Gentry is a Bozeman chiropractor who understands the power of chiropractic for improving overall health and wellness in all his practice members.Read More