Stress overload

When the stressful forces applied to individuals go beyond the limits of their adaptability, stress overload occurs and some outside help is needed. When stresses accumulate to the point of stress overload, the stress has a physical effect – it becomes “locked” into the body. It may manifest as tightness or a line of tension anywhere in the body. A person with body stress may feel tense, tired or even lack of energy/zest for life.


You may be thinking “how serious can a bit of tension be?” Because of the impact on the nervous system, the effects of body stress range from mild to debilitating. Body stress may manifest as:

  • Pain
  • Cramps
  • Pain in lower back
  • Painful, stiff neck and shoulders
  • Growing pains
  • Headaches
  • Restless legs
  • Whiplash
    • Numbness
    • Pins and needles
    • Muscle weakness
    • Stiffness, with restricted movement and loss of flexibility
    • Distorted posture
    • Joint degeneration
    • Fatigue
    • Psychological effects
  • Aggression and Anxiety
  • Disturbed function
  • Infertility
  • Numbness or pins & needles
  • Digestive problems such as heartburn, constipation or diarrhoea
  • Painful menstruation
  • Sleeping problems

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