Eric Bakker N.D.April 29, 2022

Do you suffer with a sore lower back, tight neck and shoulders or have tension headaches regularly? What I’ve noticed is that many people I’ve seen with chronic illness of several years duration also complain of sore and tight muscles, and these muscles can differ from person to person.

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Do You Ever Get A Sore Neck, Shoulders or Upper Back?

Do you suffer with a sore lower back, tight neck and shoulders or have tension headaches regularly? I’ve noticed that many people I’ve seen in my clinic with chronic illness for several years duration also complain of sore and tight muscles, and these muscles can differ from person to person. Common problem areas are the shoulders, neck muscles. Muscles of the face are also commonly involved, and tense facial muscles often lead to a headache. I’ve seen it a million times.

Did you know there are six hundred and twenty different skeletal muscles in your body? But there are also a lot of smooth muscles found throughout your body, for example, in your digestive system. There are many blood vessels in addition which have smooth muscles, and many of these might go into a state of contraction with sympathetic stress overload, resulting in cramps, spasms and the many and varied other symptoms produced by circulatory insufficiency.

If your parasympathetic nervous system cannot maintain a steady balance to counter the effects of the sympathetic nervous system, toxins and stress by-products can build-up as they become trapped in muscles, and your muscles can become even more tense, contracted and painful.

When you learn how to activate your parasympathetic nervous system and maintain a regular state of balance, a whole new world will open up to you.

It’s time to explore the wonderful world of the parasympathetic nervous system, the PNS. While the sympathetic nervous system can make us feel like we are in the fires of hell, the parasympathetic nervous system can make us feel like we are in heaven.

The PNS brings us to that contented place of peace and harmony and allows us a much greater sense of well-being; it expands what was contracted; it calms what was tense; it clicks things back into place and pulls things back into line that were overstretched.

The PNS is even responsible for great nights sleep and will have you waking feeling thoroughly refreshed. This nervous system calms and relaxes the mind, it is conducive to creative and imaginative thinking, allays anxiety and banishes depression.

The heartbeat is slow and the pulse is stable under PNS stimulation. The PNS improves your immune system’s capabilities and your digestion by encouraging the production of digestive enzymes and the movement of foods and wastes through the gut. It relaxes all the muscles, blood vessels and internal organs so that it encourages the movement of nutrients and the body’s wastes. Read this article on healthy lifestyle habits to get that nervous system balance back.


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