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Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness
Dr. Vanessa Vajdos DC
6781 Farm to Market 1102
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Phone: (830) 632-5008
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What is stress?
What causes stress?
What are some of the effects of Stress on the body?
Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
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There are 3 types of stress:
Acute stress, Episodic acute stress, and Chronic Stress.
Acute stressis the most common form of stress. It comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and acticipated demands and pressures of the near future. Acute stress is thrilling and exciting in small doses, but too much is exhausting.
Episodic acute stress is common for people with acute stress reactions to be over aroused, short-tempered, irritable, anxious and tense. Often, they describe themselves as having "a lot of nervous energy." Always in a hurry, they tend to be abrupt, and sometimes their irritability comes across as hostility. Interpersonal relationships deteriorate rapidly when others respond with real hostility. The workplace becomes a very stressful place for them. Another form of episodic acute stress comes from ceaseless worry. "Worry warts" see disaster around every corner and pessimistically forecast catastrophe in every situation. The world is a dangerous, unrewarding, punitive place where something awful is always about to happen. These "awfulizers" also tend to be over aroused and tense, but are more anxious and depressed than angry and hostile. Often, lifestyle and personality issues are so ingrained and habitual with these individuals that they see nothing wrong with the way they conduct their lives. They blame their woes on other people and external events. Frequently, they see their lifestyle, their patterns of interacting with others, and their ways of perceiving the world as part and parcel of who and what they are.
Chronic Stress is the grinding stress that wears people away day after day, year after year. Chronic stress comes when a person never sees a way out of a miserable situation. It's the stress of unrelenting demands and pressures for seemingly interminable periods of time. With no hope, the individual gives up searching for solutions. Some chronic stresses stem from traumatic, early childhood experiences that become internalized and remain forever painful and present. Some experiences profoundly affect personality. A view of the world, or a belief system, is created that causes unending stress for the individual (e.g., the world is a threatening place, people will find out you are a pretender, you must be perfect at all times). When personality or deep-seated convictions and beliefs must be reformulated, recovery requires active self-examination, often with professional help.
"I love to see my patient leave here happy...I've been a Chiropractor now for twenty-five years and have never grown tired of it. Each patient has specific needs and each patient is special to me.
My favorite part of what I do for a living is
making people happy and
healing people naturally."
~ Dr. Vanessa Vajdos, DC