It’s distressing to learn that an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have chronic, or ongoing, sleep disorders, according to the National Institutes of Health. Not getting enough quality sleep can lead to mental and physical health conditions, loss of productivity and an increased likelihood of death, the NIH warns.
Take a look at the shelves in your local pharmacy and it’s easy to see how many people are reaching for pill bottles to provide a solution. Our chiropractor at Springfield Chiropractic Clinic has a much better alternative. Our practice takes a holistic approach to myriad health issues and addresses them using a variety of natural techniques that don’t rely on potentially habit-forming medications.
Chiropractors are trained to promote the proper alignment of the spine to correct misalignments known as subluxations that can cause tension and pain, especially in the neck and back, that are disrupting your normal sleep patterns. Gentle, hands-on manipulations of the neck and spine known as adjustments release tension that’s been affecting nerves and muscles. Proper alignment of your musculoskeletal system — which includes your bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues — contributes to your ability to get a restful night’s sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated.
While it will take several visits for these adjustments to achieve and maintain the benefits of proper alignment, many people notice an improvement in their posture and sleep after one visit. Our initial consultation will include a thorough examination of your medical history, prescription medications you are taking, diet, activity level and any other factors that may be contributing to your inability to achieve a healthy, restorative sleep routine. We look at the whole person, not just the symptoms.
Our chiropractor at Springfield Chiropractic Clinic wants to help you get the sleep you want and need — naturally and without medication. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.