Today we would like to address another frequently asked question that many of our patients have sought chiropractic help with. Sleep apnea. Well before we get started on whether chiropractic can help with sleep apnea, let’s go over the two most common reasons why people experience it.
The first reason that people experience sleep apnea is due to a compressive problem within the esophagus that happens when you lay down. It’s usually due to either overweight or excessive tissue softness. The second reason that sleep apnea can wind up occurring is due to a neurological issue. Now if you wind up having the compressive version and/or difficulty with obesity you can refer to our post on how chiropractic can help with obesity. If you’re concerned and think that you may be suffering from the neurological component here’s how chiropractic can help you.
How Chiropractic Can Help
In most cases, sleep control is regulated by a piece of the brain stem that’s going be the bottom portion of your brain. We’ve got a skull with the brain inside of it and then the spinal cord that comes down. The brain stem connects directly into the spinal cord. Now sometimes the portions of it can slip down through the foramen magnum in your skull and into the base of the cervical spine or neck.
When it does this we end up experiencing tension or stress in the cervical spine. This tension and stress can begins to happen from any sort of trauma within your neck. It can cause the change in positioning of the cervical curve from what it should look like at an ideal 42 degrees, to anything less than that or even reverse. The wrong way any of those changes puts tension on the spinal cord which can affect the upper cervical area and brain stem.
The Discover Health and Wellness Westminster Process
If that is triggering or contributing to the sleep apnea that you’ve been experiencing, visiting Discover Health and Wellness Westminster will be a massive help! We will assess and detect the curves positions and posture of your spine to make sure that they’re as close to the ideal state that they can be. If they’re not, we develop a personalized program so that we can remodel your spine as effectively and as safely as possible avoiding surgery and/or drugs to help you regain your health.
If you have questions about sleep apnea, feel free to comment below. I love to answer questions! If you think that you may be suffering from this form of sleep apnea, let’s get together and find out the true cause of the problem!