People all over the country are suffering with sleeping problems. Some statistics show that 40 percent have chronic problems. Many chiropractors find misalignment of one of the first 2 vertebrae in the neck in people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea.
In our office we also evaluate other areas that can be causing sleep problems. If your adrenal glands aren’t functioning well, they need to be addressed. There are 2 products that most people consume that cause these glands to stop working properly: caffeine (coffee, energy drinks) and refined carbohydrates (white pasta, white rice, white sugar). One of the hormones your body produces is called cortisol and if not at correct levels can cause sleep disorders.
Another area of concern is the body’s toxicity levels. Everything you eat, breathe and drink has chemicals in it. Our body gets overwhelmed and can’t filter all these chemicals, making our body more acidic or toxic. This adds stress to the body, preventing quality sleep. Some research also shows that bacteria, viruses and cancer thrives in acidic environments, so if your body is acidic, it is unhealthy.
One last significant problem to address is stress. Everybody from children to adults experience stress of many types. There is chemical, physical and emotional stress. Internal and external stressors have been scientifically proven to contribute to many symptoms and illnesses including sleep disorders but also allergies, depression, headaches, anxiety, arthritis, fatigue, digestive issues, weight gain, skin irritations, food sensitivities, ADD/ADHD and so much more. We are one of only a handful of doctors who have FDA cleared biofeedback to assess sensitivities that elicit stress resulting in these symptoms.
I have been helping people in Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and Englishtown to once again “Sleep like a baby.” By addressing these 3 issues, you can start sleeping once again.
A good night’s sleep is one of the most important things for the body to be healthy so the body can heal from the days stress. Restoring normal sleep is one of the desired affects of normal chiropractic treatment. It’s common that many of our patients that come in for back pain, neck pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, headaches or migraines and other problems, come back after their first couple of visits saying they had their best night’s sleep in years and feel revitalized. Sleeping is a common side effect when C1 and C2 are adjusted to bring proper alignment. Best thing of all, there are no drugs involved!!
In our office we use service EMG, posture, palpation and other chiropractic tests to help determine misalignment of the cervical spine and other areas.
We further test the adrenal glands and toxicity levels to get the body more in balance. If tests show problems, we take natural steps to remove the toxins and get the adrenal glands functioning optimally. Stress is analyzed using bioenergetic stress reduction.
If you or somebody you know is suffering from poor sleep, share this information with them so they no longer ingest harmful drugs. Make sure you get your upper neck evaluated by a chiropractor. If we can get you sleeping better, we can get you healing better!