Relieving election stress

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrive before the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Are you stressed out by the election? In honor of October’s National Chiropractic Health Month and World Spine Day, The Joint Chiropractic, a national franchise with clinics in our area, launches Campaign Help Pain to help local people with stress and pain aggravated by the presidential election.

Campaign Help Pain

  • Headline Headaches Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Psychologists say this emotionally exhausting campaign season has some feeling nervous and helpless and that may result in more frequent headaches. Chiropractors help with headaches by manipulating the spine to improve spinal function and alleviate stress on your system.
  • Stumping Stress – Psychologists say the campaign chaos has many Americans on edge, adding to the stress in our lives. Stress causes muscle tension which leads to uneven pressure on our spine causing our backs to go out of whack. Chiropractic adjustments help ease muscle tension, leading to a balanced spine and alleviating that tightness we feel when we’re totally stressed out.
  • Sitting Sickness – Sitting for hours watching the news, the debates and the political commentary can wreak havoc on our backs. Chiropractors say follow the 20–8–2 rule. For every 20 minutes of sitting you should stand for eight minutes and move for two minutes. Chiropractors help by manipulating the spine to relieve sharp or dull pain, tingling, and numbness that comes from sitting in one place for a long time. 
  • Jump Jinx – If you hear something stupid about the election and you jump off the couch or throw a vase at your TV — you could throw off your spine. We can’t get the candidates to align. But chiropractors can use manipulative therapy to align your spine to ease the pain. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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