Many people experience less than optimal eyesight, but there is no clear reason why. Tests perfumed by ophthalmologists do not indicate any problems, nor the need to wear eyeglasses. With all their options exhausted, some people come to accept that they have to live with poor vision. We believe that chiropractic care for eyesight is the right choice for this people.
Why Chiropractic Care for Eyesight?
When you think of going to a chiropractor, your first mental image is that of spinal adjustments to get rid of a stiff neck or chronic back pain. However, you must remember that every organ in your body is controlled by your brain through nerves. The same thing is true for your eyes.
We say that we see with our eyes; but we actually see with our brain. The image captured by the retina and sent to the brain through the optic nerve is upside down. The brain decides that the sky should be up and the earth down and makes us see things as they really are. Thus, chiropractic care for eyesight is not such a far-fetched idea. In fact, it may be the only solution to help you improve your clarity and depth of vision.
How Does Chiropractic Care for Eyesight Work?
Now, let’s talk about what may be wrong with your eyesight that a chiropractor can correct. In the course of your daily life, you put a lot of stress on your spine, even if you are not aware of it.
Here are just some issues that may lead to minor subluxations of the spine:
- Sleeping in an incorrect position or using a pillow and mattress that do not offer you optimal support
- Poor posture sitting down at the desk
- Performing repetitive movements
- Lifting heavy weights, including grocery bags.
Now, you may not be able to feel these slight misalignments of the vertebrae of your spine if you were to palpate yourself. But even a 0.4 mm misalignment can put pressure on the nerves in your spinal cord and cause them to work improperly.
What can a chiropractor do to help improve your eyesight?
1. Chiropractic Care for Eyesight Improves Nerve Function
Spine adjustments can be the solution to your eyesight problems. The chiropractors at our clinic are well trained and have extensive experience in identifying and solving subluxations of the spine.
Depending on the severity of the case, the chiropractor will prescribe adjustment sessions every few days, and then every few weeks. After the first few sessions, you will already notice an improvement in your eyesight.
2. Chiropractic Manipulations Restore Blood Flow to the Optic Nerve
Adjustments and massages performed by a chiropractor can restore blood flow if it is interrupted by tense muscles or joint misalignments. In many cases, chiropractic care for eyesight also improves other conditions the patient was complaining of, such as a stiff neck or muscle knots between the shoulder blades.
After all, if the optic nerve is affected, it is likely that other nerves are also not working properly. By solving the issue that causes your poor eyesight, the chiropractor will also improve your overall health and restore the full use of your body.
3. The Chiropractor Can Lower Pressure in the Eye
High blood pressure or pressure on the optic nerve can cause permanent damage to the eye, including glaucoma (which can lead to blindness). Various case studies have proven that chiropractic care for eyesight can help reduce pressure on the eye and/or the optic nerve and improve the condition of patients with glaucoma.
You should not ignore eyesight problems, because they can degenerate into blindness. If the ophthalmologist cannot find any specific problem causing your poor vision, try chiropractic care for eyesight. Call our clinic now to set up an initial appointment!