Feeling ‘stressed out’ seems to be a common phrase that today’s society can be a little glib about and accept as part of life!

Surely, we shouldn’t be expecting stress to be part of our daily life, the effects both physically and mentally can have a substantial negative impact on our lives, as well as our relationships with others.

Stress can present itself in physical ways including:

  • headaches or dizziness
  • muscle tension or pain
  • stomach problems
  • chest pain or a faster heartbeat
  • sexual problems

Mentally is can cause:

  • difficulty concentrating
  • struggling to make decisions
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • constantly worrying
  • being forgetful

These are just the tip of the iceberg, yet many of us accept them as normal and daily live with pain.

Chiropractic and massage treatments can help alleviate some of these symptoms but if you feel stress is the root cause speak to someone about your concerns, a friend, family member or professional after all ‘a trouble shared is a trouble halved’.

If you’re 16 or over, the NHS website has a depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz to help you better understand how you’ve been feeling recently. Click here to take the quiz once completed it offers helpful suggestions and links to help and support.