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Stress and Physical Health

When we wear our minds down with stress, these thoughts and feelings can take a toll on our physical health. Common side effects of stress may include headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, or irritability. The key to handling stress is determining the cause and treating your body to a moment, or several, of deep relaxation. Our doctors at Catalina Medical Center can help you manage stress through a variety of alternative techniques.
When the body is stressed, the “fight or flight” response is triggered and will increase cortisol levels. When cortisol levels or “stress hormones” become out of control, they can put the immune system in jeopardy, as well as raise blood pressure. It’s one thing to be stressed over missing a deadline or being stuck in traffic, but if chronic stress is becoming a problem, we offer alternative treatments such as acupuncture and massage to alleviate the problem.  
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Chiropractic Treatment and Migraines

The Catalina Medical Center recommends chiropractic adjustments for migraine sufferers who have yet to find relief. Chiropractic treatment will not cure migraines, but it is one of the few ways to be proactive against migraines and help prevent them.  In someone prone to migraine episodes, a trigger can often be a misalignment, or subluxation of the spine.  Migraines can begin with tension in the neck, but even patients without migraines find keeping their neck free of kinks helps improve frequent headaches. Dysfunctional vertebrae in the neck can cause increased muscle tension and interrupt the nerves that control blood flow to the brain. Chiropractic adjustments relieve the pressure and tension that results in headaches, and keep the spine aligned to help it function at its best.
Regular chiropractic adjustments also help facilitate healthy blood flow and nerve function.  For a chronic migraine sufferer it may take weeks of consistent adjustments, but patients will experience a signi…

Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Treatment

More professional athletes are turning to chiropractors now than ever.  Medical doctors tend to treat a sports injury by alleviating symptoms with medication and recommending rest from activity.  At Catalina Medical Center, our chiropractic approach to rehabilitating sports injuries takes the rest of the body and its natural ability to heal itself into account.  This always results in less time ‘benched’ from activity and a quicker recovery.
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to rehabilitate a sports injury the right way.  If you or your family members are involved in sports, a chiropractor can help you too.  Rather than prescription medication and rest from activity, a chiropractor will focus on repairing any damage to hard and soft tissue with chiropractic adjustments to     the spine and extremities.  If you are in pain from an injury, of course your chiropractor will advise the best pain relief strategy for you.  However, your only prescription will likely include physical…