Chronic Stress

chronic stress conditionsStress is a major cause of many of our physical symptoms and conditions. Portland chiropractor Dr. Arn Strasser provides a research-based approach that addresses the source of stress imbalances by treating the Central Nervous System.

What Is Stress?

Stress can be defined as the sum of all the demands made on us by every aspect of life. These demands can be fairly trivial, like changes in the weather, or major life-altering events, like the loss of someone we love. Family, work, money, relationships–all present demands to our nervous system and our bodies.

What Are Stress-Related Conditions?

Chronic patterns of pain, headaches, fatigue, anxiety and depression, joint and muscle tightness, blood sugar and adrenal imbalances, high blood pressure, and muscle aching can all be related to persisting patterns of stress response. Many medical conditions have their source in the effect of stress on our body.

How Does The Body Respond To Chronic Stress?

The body responds to stress through the Central Nervous System (CNS). We know that the body initiates a complex series of neurological and chemical responses (including the famous “fight or flight” mechanism) in responding to overwhelming or relentless stress demands. CNS responses can create patterns or “feedback loops” which, while initially positive responses to stress, can compromise the body’s ability to respond to new stresses. Sometimes the body maintains a state of alarm even when what it “danger” has passed.

How Does Dr. Strasser Treat Chronic Stress Conditions?

The profound effects of stress will most effectively be solved from the “inside out” by treating the CNS and resetting the bodies stress patterns. Eating better, relaxation programs and exercise regimens are good suggestions, but they will not address the profound changes occurring in the CNS as a result of chronic stress. Portland chiropractor Dr. Arn Strasser uses chiropractic care, cranial therapy, traditional osteopathic techniques, and botanical remedies along with improved nutrition, reasonable exercise and stress management to provide an effective approach in treating stress disorders.

What About Medical Drug Treatments For Chronic Stress?

All of us know that we sometimes need drugs. However, depending on drugs and embracing today’s medical response to the effects of stress with symptomatic medications do not treat the underlying causes of stress disorders. Treating stress disorders takes a commitment on the part of both doctor and patient to address the core neurological patterns of stress, and to engage in the struggle to make lifestyle changes to help prevent further stress reactions.

Dr. Strasser is always available to answer your questions regarding Chronic Stress Conditions.