Optimise your wellbeing with chiropractic care—an emerging and transformative solution promising to reshape your body’s stress response. As the scientific community continues to unravel the intricate connections between chiropractic adjustments and stress reduction, let’s explore the compelling evidence supporting the potential influence of chiropractic care on various aspects of your health.

1. Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): 

  • Recent research suggests that chiropractic adjustments may play a crucial role in influencing the autonomic nervous system (ANS), a key player in the body’s stress response.
  • A 2006 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) indicated a positive impact on heart rate variability—an essential marker of ANS function—following chiropractic adjustments [1]. This implies that chiropractic care could contribute to the balance and efficiency of the ANS, potentially mitigating stress responses.

2. Cortisol Regulation and Pain Reduction: 

  • Chronic back pain often intertwines with heightened stress levels, making effective pain management a crucial aspect of well-being. Chiropractic care emerges as a potential contributor to achieving this delicate balance.
  • Studies conducted in 2019 pointed towards the influence of spinal manipulative therapy on cortisol levels, providing a promising avenue for pain reduction [2, 3]. By addressing both the physiological and psychological aspects of pain, chiropractic care aims to offer a comprehensive solution for individuals seeking relief.

3. Elevating Sleep Quality: 

  • Chronic stress and chronic back pain can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to a cascade of health issues. Chiropractic care, however, may present a valuable ally in the quest for improved sleep quality.
  • A comprehensive review study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2010, encompassed 15 smaller articles exploring various treatment options for enhancing sleep quality. Notably, spinal manipulation emerged as a potential intervention, further emphasizing the holistic benefits of chiropractic care [4].

4. Perception and Stress Response: 

  • Addressing musculoskeletal issues through chiropractic care may reshape how the body perceives and responds to pain, particularly chronic pain.
  • A 2010 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) suggested that neck adjustments not only modify brain processing of touch and movement information but also influence the nervous system’s adaptation to future physical tasks [5]. This highlights the potential of chiropractic care to reshape how the body perceives and responds to chronic pain, providing a unique avenue for stress management.


Remember, while individual responses to chiropractic care may vary, ongoing research highlights its potential as a comprehensive strategy for managing stress holistically. For personalised insights, consult a healthcare professional and choose a qualified and registered chiropractor who aligns with your health goals. Embrace chiropractic care as a transformative journey towards a stress-free, healthier you. Schedule your appointment today and unlock the full spectrum of well-being that chiropractic care can offer!



  1. Budgell B., Polus B. (2006). The effects of thoracic manipulation on heart rate variability: a controlled crossover trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 29(8), 603-610. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2006.08.011]
  2. Colombi, A., Testa, M. (2019). The Effects Induced by Spinal Manipulative Therapy on the Immune and Endocrine Systems. Medicina (Kaunas), 55(8): 448. [DOI: 10.3390/medicina55080448]
  3. Lohman, E., Pacheco, G., et al. (2019). The immediate effects of cervical spine manipulation on pain and biochemical markers in females with acute non-specific mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 27(4): 186-196). [DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2018.1553696]
  4. Kingston J, Raggio C, Spencer K, et al. (2010). A review of the literature on chiropractic and insomnia. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 9(3):121-126. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jcm.2010.03.003]
  5. Haavik Taylor H., Murphy B. (2010). The effects of spinal manipulation on central integration of dual somatosensory input observed after motor training: a crossover study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 33(4), 261-72. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.03.004]