COVID has been an unprecedented stressor for most people. From the psychological consequences of quarantine, working from home, and missing friends and family, to the physical consequences of closed gyms, and a year of missed chiropractic and massages, our minds and bodies are hurting. While it does seem like the pandemic is winding down, the next step in our recovery as a society is to deal with the stress we incurred during the past year.
Here at Petett Chiropractic, our business is helping you keep your body in top condition. While we’re not going to be able to undo all of the pandemic pressure in your body, we can be part of a healthy mental and physical reopening of the world. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the long-term process of relieving COVID stress, and how you can get back to a more normal life.
The vaccine is here
With several vaccines approved by the federal government, and millions of Americans are already vaccinated, it’s becoming clear that, while the need to be vigilant remains, we can begin to see light at the end of the tunnel. While the world won’t go back to how it was, we will be once again able to see our friends and families, go to parties and restaurants, and all the other activities we’ve missed so much.
However, the vaccine is only an antidote to COVID, not a magic potion to relieve all of the damage the last year has done. We need to take proactive measures to undo the stress, trauma, and psychological harm that the pandemic has done beyond just the virus.
Releasing the stress your body has been carrying
Most people think of stress as a strictly mental phenomenon, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Stress permeates your muscles, nervous system, even your immune system, and your body holds onto it. You need to release the stress from your body, to prevent it from turning into worse health outcomes, like panic attacks or chronic conditions.
One of the best ways to do so is through therapeutic measures, like chiropractic care. A chiropractic adjustment relieves the stress in your nervous system, ensures proper blood flow to your muscles, and takes the strain off of your joints. If you’ve been holding in a lot of stress this year, and who hasn’t, a chiropractic adjustment might be just what you need to spring forward into a more normal summer.
How to live happy once a more normal world returns
Living a happy and fulfilling life after the pandemic will be easier than it was during, but everything won’t go back to normal on its own. We need to recognize the stress we’ve all been under the past year, and that it must be addressed so the pandemic doesn’t have worse lasting consequences than it already will.
If you’re looking to relieve stress with chiropractic care, call the team at Petett Chiropractic today. We’re ready to help you and your body get back to everything you love doing, without stress or pain.