How Can Chiropractic Care Help In Improving Sleep

by Administrator 29. October 2018 18:09

Good sleep is vital for the healthy functioning of our bodies. A period of 7 to 8 hours of sleep is recommended for a healthy living. However, achieving sufficient sleep is sometimes not possible due to some health issues or other factors. This could lead to several health-related issues if not taken care of in time. Chiropractic care is one mode of treatment that is being appreciated for its benefits in treating sleep problems.

Chiropractic care is one of the most natural and healthiest ways of treating sleep disorders. Lack of sleep can be attributed to factors such as over-stimulation from television or computer, smoking, caffeine in the evening, a poor mattress, etc. Such factors affect the flow of blood in the nervous system which leads to a host of other problems.

Chiropractic care works by improving the blood flow to the nervous system which slowly starts resolving all issues. It boosts the performance of the nervous system by correcting any misalignments/subluxations in the spine. Subluxations in the spine are responsible for compressing the nervous system and impeding the communication between brain and the spine. By correcting this, chiropractic care also helps in getting rid of health problems arising due to lack of sleep such as back pain, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, snoring, sleep walking, nightmares, etc.

Misalignments in the spine can be caused by having an incorrect posture for most of the time, falling, wrong sleeping positions, lack of rest and more. These conditions put undue stress on the spine, causing pain and inflammation, eventually disrupting the communication between brain and various body parts.

Chiropractic care also improves the neuroendocrine function of the body and helps it produce chemicals that induce sleep.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Combating Sleeplessness:

  • Chiropractic therapy is completely safe and non-invasive. It can be used on children as well.
  • Its holistic approach helps to improve the overall quality of patient’s life. They are taught how to optimize their bedroom routines, encouraged to exercise daily and adopt other healthy lifestyle and dietary changes.
  • In addition to sleeplessness, Chiropractic therapy also improves other sleep related problems such as depression, chronic inflammation, anxiety, heart conditions, etc.
  • Has no side-effects.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Helps to regulate the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems.
  • It helps in regulating hormones in women and improves their sleep patterns.
  • Improves the posture.
  • By improving sleep, chiropractic care boosts mental alertness, concentration and memory faculties.

For more information about chiropractic therapy and its benefits, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548. We serve Killeen, Harker Heights and surrounding areas in Central Texas.



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Common Causes Of Spinal Misalignment

by Administrator 23. October 2018 15:57

Spinal misalignments may lead to a host of health problems such as chronic back pain, muscle spasms, lack of mobility, etc. It is important to understand the cause of spinal misalignments in order to avoid them in the first place. 

Following are some reasons due to which spinal misalignments arise:

  • Poor Sleeping Position: The position we sleep in directly affects the health of our spine. A poor sleeping position stresses the spine and causes its misalignment. It is often recommended to sleep on the side with legs folded towards the chest. A pillow should be used to separate legs and support the spine.
  • Repetitive Motion: When one motion is repeated over and over for years at a stretch, it causes the vertebrae to slip from its original position. Injuries to the spine due to repeated motion happen over the course of months or years.
  • A Diet With Low Nutritional Value: A poor diet compromises the health of your spine making it weak and prone to misalignments. A balanced diet that includes lean meat, fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains is recommended for a good spinal health.
  • Physical Forces: The impact of physical forces such as falling down or automobile accidents can cause major misalignment of the spine. Also physical traumas caused due to the nature of job one does can be the cause for spine to misalign e.g. carrying heavy objects every day, sitting at a desk continuously for hours and so on.
  • Chemical Forces: Spinal alignment heavily depends on muscle tone. Poor muscle tone caused by chemical changes in the body can be a reason for spinal misalignment. Such chemicals affect the body’s natural chemistry and aggravate the nervous system. A dysfunctional nervous system leads to tense muscles and eventually misalignment in the spine. Examples of such chemical factors are high lactic-acid, lack of calcium, caffeine, pollutants, processed foods, allergies, etc. 
  • Emotional Forces: Emotional forces such as stress, anxiety, worry, anger, fear, etc. cause the neck and shoulders to tighten. These tightened muscles then lead to misalignment of the spine.
  • Obesity And Inactivity: An inactive lifestyle invariably leads to the body gaining unwanted weight. The extra weight puts pressure on the spine and makes it vulnerable to misalignment. Keeping a check on your weight and diet is one of the best things you can do to prevent spinal misalignments.
  • Poor Siting Posture: Slouching while sitting at a desk is the major reason for a misaligned spine. Over the course of time, a poor sitting posture takes its toll on the spines health and weakens it.

For more information about the chiropractors, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.