|The Chiropractic Approach to Insomnia
Insomnia can adversely affect physical and mental health, impair the immune system and even reduce lifespan. Many people turn to medication in search of some Z’s, but over-the-counter and prescription drugs are often unsafe and ineffective.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder marked by problems with falling asleep or staying asleep — as well as with obtaining quality. A common complaint, insomnia may be occasional, short-term or chronic.
Besides educating patients about lifestyle factors that support adequate sleep, Dr. Smith also checks the spines of patients who complain of sleeping troubles. Why? Because exciting preliminary research links insomnia with subtle dysfunctions in the spine called vertebral subluxations. This common condition is corrected with gentle, specific maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.
Researchers speculate that vertebral subluxations may interfere with the transmission of nerves, which enter and exit the spinal cord between gaps in the spinal column. Scientists theorize that this interference may disrupt the body’s natural balance. Dr. Barbara Smith
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