Many wellness advocates acknowledge the connection between the body, mind and spirit. This link is clearly seen in the relationship between back pain and emotional stress.

Experts estimate that 34 million people suffer from low-back pain. Stress is also widespread. Today, stress has become chronic because our frenzied lifestyles keep us in an “emergency state” for extended periods of time.

But does stress trigger physical pain or does pain create stress? The answer is that both feed each other. A wealth of scientific research shows how often stress and back pain occur together. Therefore, health-care providers must address both conditions to achieve the best results for patients.

Chiropractic is effective for both back pain and stress. It focuses on correcting dysfunctional segments in the spine, offers psychological benefits and can improve quality of life.

If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic can address the tandem issues of stress and back pain, call Dr. Kimberly Maxwell at (406) 585-7000.  Dr. Maxwell is currently accepting new patients.  To make an appointment for a complete physical assessment call (406) 585-7000.

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