Stress Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

Severe or ongoing stress can cause debilitating pain and other unpleasant symptoms. If you struggle with stress and want relief, turn to Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Experienced chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, offers a variety of stress-relieving treatments to give you the best quality of life possible at every age. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Stress Q&A

What is stress?

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It could present as pain, anxiety, depression, or other unpleasant symptoms that diminish your overall quality of life. While everyone experiences stress from time to time, ongoing stress can lead to health problems. Dr. Gailes offers a variety of stress treatments to give you the relief you deserve.

What are the symptoms of ongoing stress?

Common symptoms associated with chronic stress include:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Overeating
  • Muscle tension
  • Ongoing pain
  • Restlessness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug of alcohol misuse
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Lack of motivation
  • Tobacco use
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Social withdrawal
  • Stomach upset

Untreated stress can increase your risk of health issues like heart disease, excessive weight, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. 

What are common risk factors for stress?

Common causes and risk factors that can contribute to stress include:

  • Overly busy schedules
  • Job-related stress
  • Family, marriage, or relationship problems
  • Chronic or debilitating diseases
  • Illnesses
  • Traumatic life events
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Genetic factors

If you experience severe stress that doesn’t go away or causes physical aches and pains, see Dr. Gailes for an evaluation. 

How does my provider diagnose ongoing stress?

To determine if you have ongoing stress and physical pain because of it, Dr. Gailes discusses your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. She completes a physical examination to assess your overall health. She may recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures before personalizing a treatment plan.

What are common treatments for stress?

Common treatments for stress and discomfort associated with it include:

Lifestyle changes

Making healthy lifestyle changes at home can reduce stress. Eat nutritious foods, maintain a healthy body weight, get regular exercise, and try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, yoga, meditation, or tai chi. Spend quality time with family and friends. Avoid smoking, too much caffeine, and drinking alcohol in excess. 

Neuromuscular therapy

Dr. Gailes offers neuromuscular therapy to relieve muscle tension, headache pain, and other types of aches and pains linked with stress.

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Gailes relieve pressure and pinched nerves caused by stress and muscle tension, thereby reducing pain. 

To learn more about stress-reduction treatments available at Indian Harbor Chiropractic, call the office or book an appointment online today.