Stress is an unavoidable part of life. Whilst we may try to do all that we can to avoid it, it often sneaks up on us when we least expect it. There can be a huge number of different things that are causing stress in your life from your job or business, to your health, financial worries, family and kids. Whatever the cause of your elevated stress levels, it is important that you get these under control as soon as you can. One of the main reasons for this is because stress places the body under a great deal of strain and this can have physical as well as emotional effects. For example, stress has been proven to cause an inflammatory response in the body, and excessive inflammation has been linked to a range of health problems including autoimmune disorders, heart disease and stroke. Stress can also take a toll on your emotional health and wellbeing. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments are a very effective treatment for managing stress and helping patients to avoid any associated conditions.