3 Unique Ways Chiropractors Can Help Relieve Holiday Stress 

Bottom Line:

If you didn't know... Problems with your health, such as anxiety and back pain, may be a result of stress that has been going on for a while, especially holiday stress that lasts all year.




When you're under constant stress, your body releases hormones that can mess with pretty much everything.


One of the best ways to make sure you're feeling your best before, during, and after the holidays is to learn effective techniques for managing stress.


It turns out chiropractors could be the ideal healthcare partner to help you get started.


To make the most of the season, we're here to explain why you should visit a chiropractor in Sun Prairie who specializes in treating muscle tension pain (friendly wave included).

And Here's Why That Matters:

The key to relieving holiday stress and maintaining your good health is recognizing the signs of chronic stress early, as this has been shown to have a variety of effects on the brain and body.


In recent studies, researchers observed both decreased cortisol levels and improved motor control following chiropractic adjustments (spinal manipulative therapy).


Sleep disturbances, headaches, muscle tension, and joint pain are early warning signs of chronic stress.


To what extent can chiropractors aid in the natural reduction of holiday stress and how?


Fortunately, there are some very specific ways in which chiropractors can aid in the battle against stress.


If you're feeling stressed, here are just three ways we can help...


1. Reducing Muscle Tension:  In order to relax a tense body and mind, it is important to first release the tension that has built up in the muscles. Ask us how we utilize Active Release Techniques, Graston, Cupping and Dry Needling to do just this!

2. Restoring Movement: Gentle adjustments to the body can help you move your back, arms, and legs more freely and with less pain.  Adjustments don't have to be painful, ask us about all the different ways we can restore motion to your joints without causing you pain!

3. Offering Personalized Exercise: Daily exercise is a powerful way to turn the dial down on that mental stress and up on your overall physical wellbeing (not to mention the effectiveness of our care!). Ask us about our low cost fitness and training sessions!


The more you move, the better you'll feel.


A visit to a chiropractor in Sun Prairie (still waving!) who specializes in relieving muscle tension pain is a great way to reduce your stress levels before, during, and after the hectic holiday season.


Patients who had their spines adjusted reported less pain and fewer sick days compared to those who did not.


There's no doubt that getting rid of those days off can help ease your mind during the holidays.

Next Steps:

It's not just the chronically stressed who get a run of bad health this time of year; even the stress-free often suffer from increased headaches, muscle tension, and trouble sleeping.


If you're having trouble unwinding and taking it easy this holiday season, here are some suggestions.


Finding ways to relax during the holidays can be difficult.


When you need assistance, please keep us in mind and give us a call.  Not sure if we can help?  Ask us.  We will let you know if it is something in our wheelhouse, and if not, we will happily refer to a trusted provider.

In addition to being open year-round, we are also the best choice for residents of Sun Prairie looking for a chiropractor who specializes in relieving muscle tension pain.  Seriously, Dr. Nate has spent 1,000+ hours learning alternative soft tissue techniques for patients!



Science Source:

Neurophysiological Effects of Spinal Manipulation. Spine J. 2002.

Nathaniel Drees

Nathaniel Drees

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