Stress and Health

Posted on Jul 1, 2018


We hear a lot about “stress,” but when’s the last time you thought about what things trigger stress?

For most people, office work is the main cause of stress in their lives. Deadlines, bosses and working long hours can definitely cause stress. So can being handed a heavy load at work where you’re expected to do too much in too little time with too few resources. Are you unhappy in your job right now? Are you unsure about your job’s future? Do you have to deal with co-workers who are harassing you daily? Work can be a main source of stress in people’s lives.

Aside from work, there are other causes of stress. Any time you have a major change in your life and its routine, expect some stress. This can include changing jobs, changing spouses and/or moving somewhere new. Chronic illness and injury can lead to stress, as well as experiencing a traumatic event such as rape, theft or violence against you or someone close to you. Don’t forget money and all things financial– when there’s an increase in financial obligations, who doesn’t stress out thinking, “How am I going to pay for this?”

Stress involves change, fear and uncertainty, attitudes and perceptions, and having to deal with unrealistic expectations. While your mind is stressed out about being stressed, what are some physical symptoms affecting your health?

Typically, if you’re overly stressed, you’re going to have a hard time sleeping. Either you will sleep too little (insomnia) or you’ll sleep too much. Besides changes in sleeping habits, stress can also bring on muscle tension and aches, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and fatigue. In other words, you’ll feel bad, and that’s not good.

Dr. Jason Gerard and his staff can help relieve some of your stress through chiropractic care, which focuses on the spine– the root of your nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments help ease muscle tension and cause your body to “go back to normal” so you’re not experiencing nerve interference-related pain.

Make an appointment today with Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake, MN, by calling 651-464-0800 or emailing info@lakewoodschiropractic.com.

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Matthew Rivard
Matthew Rivard
April 20, 2022.
Great place to come
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Alejandra A
Alejandra A
April 11, 2022.
Hi everyone I definitely recommend this forest lake chiropractic clinic. I has been coming for about a week and I felt so much better and so happy with the service. I really recommend to everybody whom has any problem with spine and neck
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nonye harcourt
April 5, 2022.
I love the care I have received so far. Friendly staff that do an awesome job with keeping me on track with my care and follow. Also the fact that I go in and out in less than 15mins with no long wait is awesome.
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Samantha Jensen
Samantha Jensen
March 31, 2022.
Great place to heal!! Exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is I didn't come sooner!! After seeing three doctors with a solution of cortisone injections in my back it was time to try something more natural. While I've always understood the importance of chiropractic care I've never fully tried it. Everything they have done here is tailored for me! I started feeling better by the 3rd adjustment! I haven't taken a single pain med! Praise God!! Don't wait to get the care you need!! I wish I hadn't. Five stars and more!! Bonus....I was given all the equipment I need to do my stretches at home along with an in depth nutritional support system! Amazing!
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merry gendreau
merry gendreau
March 26, 2022.
Dr.Gerard is an amazing chiropractor. I've had incredible experience and results from him for many back/neck injuries from years ago, and just general health care. Thank you for all your help and hard work for making life easier and happier for myself. God Bless.
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Dan Schmoll
Dan Schmoll
March 22, 2022.
Great staff, very friendly and informative. Affordable compared to competition.
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Deborah Falkowski
March 16, 2022.
Excellent staff, great service, friendly doctors
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Deana Walsh
Deana Walsh
March 2, 2022.
Wonderful relief from decades of gymnastics and coaching gymnastics! Try this place out…for sure!
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Byron Griffin
Byron Griffin
February 24, 2022.
Great staffing and care team!!!
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MaeAnna LaFavor
MaeAnna LaFavor
February 24, 2022.
This place is wonderful! Staff is very kind and helpful. The facility is clean and upbeat. I have no more back pain or migraines.
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