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About Stress


Stress is one of the undesirable side-effects of hectic lifestyle, mounting professional pressure, personal problems, strained relationships, and financial worries. According to recent surveys, fear and insecurities are two of the most important factors that lead to stress conditions. Stress, which could be purely emotional and psychological in nature, usually ends up disrupting our sleep cycles, leaving us fatigued, tired, and irritated, and manifesting physical signs and symptoms.


Stress can be defined as the feeling people have when demands become too much to cope with. This can come from health, finances, relationships, jobs, and the list goes on. These causes are not likely to stop testing the human race, however stress seems to be defined by how it effects us.


In a stressful situation it is the body's natural reaction to tense up. This can cause muscle pain that can last for minutes, hours, or even days after a stressful event. In addition to this, abnormal breathing can alter the body chemistry, and trigger secondary reactions.


Stress causes insomnia by making it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Stress upsets the balance between sleep and wakefulness which can result in tiredness throughout the day. This can affect daily productivity to the point where more stress is experienced from simply not being able to keep up.

Weight Gain

Stress causes weight gain due to the body's natural "fight or flight" response to stressful situations. This is because the body thinks it has burned calories to deal with the stress but in reality has not. The resultant metabolic change in body chemistry causes a person to feel hungry when they shouldn't and leads to overeating and eventual weight gain.

3 Steps to Improving Your Stress


  The long hours spent at my workplace were causing my stress levels to soar. I tried medication but it didn't do much. I would feel a little relief, but since my situation wasn't changing, I knew I needed to look for an alternative avenue of treating this. My colleague told me about her experience with chiropractic with regard to stress, and it made complete sense. If you can't get rid of the stress, you have to help the body handle the stress. Medication wasn't the answer for me. Motion therapy helped me with breathing and balance, and I feel that better days are ahead.  

Kevin Taylor

  My husband and I were going through a very rough patch in our marriage. When our son started to develop some unexplained discomfort that seemed to correlate with stress, I started looking online for some way to help him. I found Pain Away Clinics quite by accident, but it made sense to try. We all started motion therapy a month ago, and it's hard to put into words how important this has been to us, a life-saver literally. We are improving individually and even better as a family.  

Stephanie Clark

  My best friend Elaine called me a few months ago, she was an absolute mess, said it was the stress at work. I went for a series of MMT treatments last year when I was getting backaches, and a benefit I was not expecting was a better ability to handle stress. I was so impressed with my results that I maintain now twice monthly and tell everyone I know how I have been helped. Elaine found an MMT Chiropractor in her city. She called me yesterday and I didn't recognize her! Thank you PainAway for getting her laugh back.  

John Zee

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