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August 5, 2019

It is rare that durning rehabilitation for pain (chiropractor or pysiotherapist) that stress is addressed.  Fear, threat to personal safety or well-being are psyiological responses to stress that evoke epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol secretion to encourage survival.  This is known as the 'fight-or-flight response'.  Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory that signals the stored glucose to be released for energy and to keep inflammation under control in order to prevent nerve and tissue damage.  Short term stress can adapt to pain and non-pain (nonmuscleskelatal like visceral pain) stressors to increase cortisol secretion.  Long term stress can create a cortisol dysfunction, pain and inflammation.  

The body responds to stress through the autonomic nervous system to signal organs to provide adjustments to keep the body operating in homeostasis.  The sympathetic nervous system will alter sweating, reflexes and increased heart rate as this whole s...

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Janette de Vries, RHN, B.ed, (Hons) B.A

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Orillia, Ontario

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