Stress & Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Delafield WI Stress

Stress comes in many forms in Wauwatosa WI and Delafield WI, and we all suffer from it in some way. The everyday stresses that accumulate during our daily lives have a large impact on our overall health - probably more so than most of us even realize. Stress directly affects not only your feelings and thoughts but your body as well.

While stress is most commonly associated with negative consequences, certain stressors do have a positive effect on you, helping to stimulate problem-solving, creative thinking, productivity, and awareness. It can also lead to an increase in energy levels.

However, stress does still impact your health in negative ways - especially when it is unmanaged, unaddressed, and accumulates over long periods. Eventually, this decreases your overall ability to function, running the risk of becoming chronic and having irreversible impacts on your health. Stress has been scientifically proven to manifest in several physical symptoms, such as decreased appetite and digestive issues, poor sleep, headaches, high blood pressure, and a compromised immune system.


  • Your Body: While under stress, your body must exert higher levels of energy. As a result, your body is drained more quickly than normal, and you end up feeling sluggish.
  • Your Immune System: When your body focuses all its resources on managing stress, it won’t have enough left to fight off bacteria or viruses that may attack the body, leaving you more susceptible to illness.
  • Your Sleep: Stress keeps your body on constant defense, preventing you from engaging in normal sleep cycles. As a result, your sympathetic nervous system is unable to produce melatonin - your body’s natural sleep hormone.


  • Brain Development: Any dysfunction in the body, even for a newborn, prevents the brain from developing at its full potential. In turn, the body is unable to develop adequately.
  • Body Development: Children have been starting to show signs of headaches, asthma, allergies, and stomach issues at earlier ages - all results of a disruption in the natural development process of the body. Sick children become sick adults, and in our office, we want to see healthy kids becoming healthy adults!
  • Social Development: What does this mean for chiropractic? Misalignments of the spine lead to nerve interference, putting children in a constant state of stress and causing dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system.


Dysfunction can build in your body for up to 10 years before any outward symptoms present themselves. It is vital to your overall health and well-being to pinpoint and correct the impacts of stress BEFORE they lead to larger problems by being proactive and seeking treatment even when there are no outward symptoms yet. Here at Connect Chiropractic in Wauwatosa WI and Delafield WI, we will perform a thorough assessment of your body so we can begin to appropriately treat your specific dysfunction and relieve the physical effects of stress on your body, allowing you to adapt and live a more balanced life!