How chiropractic care can help you sleep better at night

Chiropractic is a medical practice that deals with the relationship of the spine and other joints in the body with the human nervous system. This practice oversees total repair, treatment, and maintenance of bones, soft tissues and joints, especially the spine. According to history, it is regarded as a “science of healing without drugs”.

Chiropractic was invented by United State’s David Palmer, in 1895. Although it has to do with healing, chiropractic is seen as an alternative medicine, based on innate intelligence and not scientifically based or proven theories. Its study is prominent in countries like United States, Canada, and Australia.

It is divided into the ‘straight or minority group’, which lays emphasis on vertebral subluxations as the cause of all diseases and the “mixers or majority” group, which considers routines like exercise and massage for manipulation and healing. This study teaches the importance of the spine to general health, which is made possible by the nervous system.

Despite the tag ‘unscientific cult’, given to this study in 1966 by the American Medical Association, it has gained more grounds and rendered immense services in the United States of America.

Chiropractic care becomes necessary when we encounter minor injuries like bone dislocation, back and neck pain, or major injuries like accidents and subluxation. This special care is carried out by Chiropractors, who work to ensure the effectiveness of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

During Chiropractic care, chiropractors use their ‘hands’ to put the joints back in motion. As a result of this, every form of pain, inflammations, and spasm is reduced. Chiropractic care is mandatory for general health, proper functioning of the nervous system and total elimination of muscle stiffness and soreness. This care comes with minimum risk, as chiropractors make use of patient medical history in the process of healing.

Some of the techniques sometimes used in healing by Chiropractors are exercises, Yoga, massage etc with the intention to better patients physical movement and increase general wellbeing.

There are so many chiropractors with good hands in the States and Sydney chiropractor is a good name among them. The importance of choosing a good chiropractor cannot be overemphasized. From consultation to treatment, a Chiropractor is trained to manage pain and restore you back to your healthy days. Don’t forget to book an appointment when you feel those body pains try to squeeze out your life.

Chiropractors care ranges not only from joint repair and spinal fusion to proper muscle movements but also involves abstract cases of asthma, allergies etc. It is clear why most people have come to link Chiropractic care to the source of quality sleep, especially at night. Sleep is essential for the human body, as it gives rest to the brain, which in turn coordinates other vital parts of the body.

Don’t forget that the brain is linked to the spinal cord and it controls all the body movements. Sleeping helps the muscle to relax.

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During sleep, the body systems are unconscious, and this helps to keep the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems in check. Inadequate amount of sleep results in cases like insomnia, parasomnias, dizziness and total body break down. This goes to show that the body needs sleep, just as it needs food. You might want to ask what an individual to lack enough sleep.

Well, it might not be an intentional act because there are various causes of sleeplessness. Some are:

  • Unhealthy sleep habit
  • Arthritis/low back pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Depression and worry
  • Mental disorders

The list is endless. To this effects, medical observations, advice, prescriptions, and cure has emerged to tame this beast. For the purpose of this article, let’s look at how chiropractic care can help you sleep at night. This might seem a little as deviating from the norm, but some of these practices will really be helpful, especially if you have tried and it didn’t work.

Since chiropractic care is mostly about the nervous system, a proper care helps the free flow of blood through the nervous system. This, in turn, reduces subluxation which causes interference between the spine and the brain. When this interference occurs, the body systems are threatened to cause sleeplessness.

Another way chiropractic care assures quality sleep is soothing of back, neck, knee and general body pains which make the body flexible, weak, relaxed and susceptible to fall asleep.

This care relieves the spinal cord of discomfort and misalignment which causes the nerves unrest and deprives us of relaxation and sleep. Humans need oxygen to sleep, but most times our necks are misaligned and our nostrils are blocked, causing snoring and less intake of oxygen.

This is where chiropractic care comes to play, it keeps your neck just in the right position to inhale oxygen which is needed for a good night sleep. Lastly, chiropractic care reduces cortisol, a hormone in the body which causes stress.

This is a very vital but unknown information, as quite a number of people tend to forget that too much stress on the body, brain and the mind can cause insomnia. This hand care is a major solution to this problem as its actions reduce the production of cortisol in the body.

As shocking as this might sound, sleepless nights can lead to death. Starting from the first day of deprivation, the body begins to witness negative effects, certain ailments like hypertension, hallucinations, paranoia etc subjects the body to chronic pain and constant sickness.

After a while, the body becomes weak as all the essential systems in the body are affected. The brain receives less blood and the nervous system breaks down, leading to death. This is why we recommend a chiropractic care for patients who are suffering from sleeplessness in silence. It is affordable and not risky.

It is all your body needs to feel refresh and healthy. From worldwide testimonies and reviews, a onetime visit to a chiropractor is always the beginning of a new mental and physical experience and if you are wondering where to receive adequate care, Sydney chiropractor is the name to look out for.


The views expressed on this page by the author it’s their own, not those of Best in Australia, and it shouldn’t be considered as advice.

Dr. Mark El-Hayek
Dr. Mark El-Hayek
Dr Mark is the owner and head Chiropractor at Spine and Posture Care. He graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Medical Science majoring in Human Anatomy, physiology and neurobiology.
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