Stress Management Therapy in Bel Air, MD

What does stress do to my body?

Let’s face it, we all have stress in our daily lives whether it’s related to work, family, relationships, or environmental factors. Since we cannot eliminate stress we need to manage the mental and physical effects it causes.

Understanding the relationship of stress and illness is important to anyone interested in maintaining their health. Studies of the relationship between body and mind show how stress can cause physical problems such as

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Pain
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Ulcers
  • Decreases immune system
  • Muscle tightness or spams
  • Sleepiness
  • and host of other problems.

 How can stress cause physical pain?

Stress whether chemical, emotional or physical cause micro injuries on a daily basis.  These micro injuries can build up until they cause the symptoms mentioned above.  Researchers have estimated that 80% of disease is stress related Stress can also intensify the pain caused by spinal misalignment. When the spine is out of alignment this cause issues with the corresponding muscles.

 What is Treatment for stress?

First and foremost avoid stressful situations.  In reality that is virtually impossible so we focus on healing the areas that are affected by stress.

  • Massage Therapy
    • A regular massage regime might be able to help prevent some discomfort..
    • Massage therapy can help by counteracting the harmful effects of stress.
    • Massage can trigger the relaxation response, relieving the negative effects of stress and restoring balance in the body.
    • Some positive effects of the relaxation response include slower heart rate, deeper breathing more relaxed muscles, and better internal circulation and digestion.
  • Chiropractic
    • Misalignment of the spine is a result of stress so chiropractic adjustments will return the joins in the spine to full functional range of motion.
  • Physical Therapy
    • Once the spine is aligned properly physical therapy will be used to strengthen the muscles of the affected area to hold the alignment

Sound good? Call 443-512-0025 today to set up your massage appointment or just ask us at your next visit!



I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

E.M., 68

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

Nick, 33

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

Dennet L.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

Amy, 31

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

Pam, 19

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Tony, 63

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

Andrea, 28

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

S. age 60

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

Randy, 25

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

TM age 63

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

Heather, 13

I have been to too many chiropractors to count in five different states and this is the best chiropractor I have been to so far.

Abingdon MD