Stress is so damaging to our body because we are often not even aware we are in this survival mode but also because stresses can accumulate one on top of another and keep our nervous systems driving our blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar and cortisol (stress hormone) levels ever higher.
If your nervous system has not been reset by any form of structured relaxation, exercise or being adjusted then the stressed state continues to deteriorate – and so does your health.
The balance of your Autonomic Nervous system (i.e. your stress levels) is measured most effectively using equipment called Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which tallies together your heart rate, sweat gland activity and temperature and is a well-established, accurate assessment of how much stress your nervous system is registering and responding to.
Due to the silent, yet devastating nature of stress it is critical that you are able to identify how well your body is holding up to your current lifestyle so that you may make appropriate changes before the disease processes cause serious damage to your health. HRV is an important part of any health or nervous system assessment and is integral to the CoreSCORE testing our patients receive regularly throughout their adjusting programs.