Natural Insomnia Treatment
Sleeping problems are estimated to affect close to 60 million adults in the United States. Every year, one in four American adults will suffer at least one case of acute insomnia. A relatively common sleeping disorder, insomnia causes an individual to have persistent difficulty falling and staying asleep. Left untreated, insomnia can have a significant impact on overall wellbeing, causing drowsiness, concentration issues, and chronic fatigue.
Symptoms of Sleeping Problems and Insomnia
As the name suggests, sleeping problems have a broad symptomatic spectrum, including everything from trouble falling asleep to an inability to wake up to morning alarms. As a formal condition, the effects of insomnia tend to be more descriptive, with typical symptoms including:
- Difficulty falling asleep after going to bed.
- Waking up in the middle of the night,
- Waking up too early in the morning.
- Feeling like you aren’t well-rested even after a full night’s sleep.
- Daytime drowsiness.
- Difficulty concentrating for prolonged periods of time.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Sleeping Problems and Insomnia
A common cause of insomnia is subluxation and inflammation along the upper cervical spine. In addition to causing physical discomfort when lying down, inflammation in the neck and upper spine can disrupt the neural pathways between the central nervous system and brainstem. Prolonged inflammation in this region will often upset the body’s natural hormonal response mechanisms (i.e. disrupting the release of important sleep hormones like melatonin), potentially triggering the symptoms of chronic or acute insomnia.
Because subluxation in the upper cervical spine is often linked to localized inflammation, the correction of the misalignment may be the key to restoring normal function to the body’s hormonal system, thereby alleviating or even eliminating the symptoms of insomnia.
How Our Upper Cervical Treatment for Sleeping Problems and Insomnia Works
When it comes to treating patients with sleeping problems and insomnia, our approach revolves around the use of precise chiropractic adjustments to eliminate chronic neck pain and correct any subluxations in the upper cervical spine.
However, before we can even begin this treatment, we must first identify whether the patient’s insomnia is actually connected to a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. This determination process typically involves a range of objective chiropractic tests and, in some cases, a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scan. Less invasive then a conventional X-Ray, a CBCT scan will show our chiropractic team the exact angle and direction of any misaligned vertebra in the upper cervical spine.
Armed with this information, we can begin a program of gentle chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral misalignments and restore the upper cervical spine to its natural position. If you’re worried about your back and spine being twisted, popped, or cracked, you’ll be happy to hear that our chiropractors are specifically trained to only use precise and gentle adjustment techniques.
We provide treatment for sleeping problems and insomnia in and around Las Vegas and the greater Clark County area. Since expanding our clinic operation, we now offer this treatment plan in neighboring states, including California, Utah, and Arizona.