Florida Chiropractic Clinics
Dr. Greg Yingling
Florida Chiropractic Clinics
The 6 Stresses of Health

Structural Stress

Structural stress is a stress that is a physical entity on the human body.  Some examples of structural stress are,  vertebral subluxations, tight muscles, weak muscles, postural imbalances, torn ligaments, herniated discs, broken bones, enlarged organs, undersized organs, nerve damage, cuts and abrasions to name a few.  These types of structural stress inhibit the body from performing at it’s optimal potential. 

When any one of these structural stresses occur, pain may not always follow immediately.  It may take some time for these stresses to build up.  If over time some of these stresses have been neglected, our body will usually let us know something is wrong.  Pain, aches, soreness, and an inability to move through our normal ranges of motion are usually the resulting factors that make us aware of an already existing issue.


There are a variety of ways that these structural stresses can occur such as the following:

  • slip and fall accidents
  • automobile accidents
  • surgeries
  • improper posture
  • repetitive motions
  • sleeping wrong
  • improper work station ergonomics
  • a lack of stretching
  • and many other ways
Structural stress is one of the 6 STRESSES OF HEALTH that can inhibit a person from functioning at their optimal health.