InsomniaNot being able to get a good night’s sleep can have a devastating effect on your health. When you sleep, your body regenerates and repairs the cells, tissues, and organs that have been working hard for you during the day. 

Spinal Discs Re-Hydrate

During sleep, the spinal discs between your vertebrae (spinal bones) get a break from the effects of gravity and get a chance to decompress and rehydrate. This helps take pressure off of the spinal nerves, and is the reason we are a little bit taller in the morning.

Body Detoxification

Our body also gets rid of accumulated toxins while we sleep. Muscles squeeze and contract (and twitch!) at night, flushing toxins out of our system so that we can start fresh the next day. Some of us even end up on the other side of the bed in the morning!

In my early years of practice, I did not specifically treat insomnia. However, many of my patients kept asking me what I was doing that helped them sleep better. Since insomnia can be caused by many factors including emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, side effects from medications, and dehydration, I reminded them that I was treating their nervous system to free it up from stress so that it could function normally again. 

My gentle treatment protocol to help problems with the spine very often helps to resolve other conditions caused by an unhealthy nervous system, including insomnia.

Treatment for Insomnia

Chiropractic is very successful for treating a nervous system that is not functioning normally which may result in pain and other symptoms, including insomnia. With a thorough examination I can determine where the nervous system is blocked and can be treated gently without the use of traditional spinal manipulation or “cracking” of the spine. In addition, Cold Laser Therapy, Vibrational Sound Healing and specific deep breathing exercises to reduce stress will be part of a program to help you sleep through the night.

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