What is Stress Doing to Your Body? We all know what stress is—we experience it every day in ways both big and small. As it turns out, a little bit of stress is actually good for you… but what about when you get overloaded? Too much stress can throw the body into chaos—mentally, physically and emotionally.

Here’s a quick, whole-body look at how stress can affect you—in ways you never knew!

Stress and Your Body


Brain/Head: Anxiety and depression, irritability, low energy, insomnia, headaches and migraines

Jaw:
Clenching, teeth grinding, TMJ/TMD symptoms

Shoulders and Neck:
Muscle tension and tightness, aches and pains

Heart:
Increased heart rate, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and hypertension.

Lungs:
Frequent sickness and infections, trouble breathing

Stomach:
Upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, heartburn, loss of appetite


Having trouble managing physical and emotional symptoms of stress? Sit down with your chiropractor to chat about possible treatment options and lifestyle changes.
Remember—they’re here to support you!