Vision and Chiropractic Care
You may be aware that chiropractic medicine is not only effective for general pain relief but also for numerous conditions ranging from ear infections to arthritis. However, it may surprise you to learn that chiropractic can also help to improve your vision. The fact is that poor eyesight is caused by a variety of factors, many of which can be addressed with chiropractic treatment.
Central Nervous System
Chiropractic deals intensely with the central nervous system, and vision is directly linked with this body system. If nerve signals or impulses become blocked or impaired, chiropractic adjustments can clear those pathways and leave nerves unimpeded. Since sight is really nothing more than nerve impulses traveling from the eyes to be interpreted by the brain, proper chiropractic treatment can lead to an improvement in visual acuity.
Like any organ, the eyes need good blood flow. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the eyes and removes waste products. Without continuous, unimpeded blood flow, the eyes will atrophy and become dysfunctional.
Chiropractic adjustments promote proper blood flow to treated areas and can increase the blood supply to many of the body’s organs, including the eyes. This can help to improve vision as well as general eye health.
A buildup of intraocular pressure can cause severe eye problems. In fact, glaucoma is largely characterized by an increase in eye pressure. Chiropractic treatments can aid in increasing blood flow and reducing eye pressure, potentially staving off problems and contributing to good eye health.
Eye movement is controlled by the extraocular muscles. Like all muscles, they require blood flow and nerve impulses in order to function correctly. Once again, chiropractic treatments can help these muscles with increased blood flow and clear nerve signals. This, in turn, can provide you with swift, smooth and responsive eye movements.
For concerns about your vision, whatever the nature, or simply to ensure that your eyes are healthy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Haines at Absolute Health Chiropractic in Gainesville, FL. You only get one set of eyes – let Dr. Haines help you take good care of them.
Chiropractor Dr. Haines | Absolute Health Chiropractic | 2720 NW 6th St #1 | Gainesville, FL 32609 | (352) 377-7373