Chiropractic care isn’t just for your back. It’s also proven to have results for a wide range of health conditions that may seem completely unrelated. This can include things like mitigating the symptoms of gastrointestinal distress or high blood pressure, for example. Even vision problems may be resolved with the power of chiropractic treatment. It all has to do with the spine and its connectedness with all other major systems of the body.
While it can’t correct of astigmatism or improve your vision from 20/40 vision to perfect 20/20 eyesight, chiropractic could help address issues of blurriness or fuzziness in your vision. Issues that may be caused by impeded nerves or stressed vertebrae could be the key to restoring your sight.
Wilmington, NC patients visiting Graybar Chiropractic sometimes find that a few visits to the chiropractor have more of an impact than constantly cleaning their glasses. It’s often because dirty lenses aren’t the problem – misaligned vertebrae are.
Blood supply and the cervical spine
The thing to remember about your spine is that it regulates how your central nervous system works. When a signal travels from the brain to the body, it goes through the spine. Any disruption to this communication system may result in abnormal functioning of muscles, organs, and tissue. This includes your eyes.
Researchers theorize that the reason the spine affects vision is because of blood circulation. When blood doesn’t flow properly to the eyes, a range of problems can occur, such as:
- Blurred vision;
- Double vision;
- Watery eyes;
- Tunnel vision;
- Reduced vision.
The cervical spine (upper back and neck) is arguably the most important to the nervous system. When inflammation or blockage affects this area, problems abound. For example, if you have a subluxation (misalignment) in vertebrae C2, this could affect your vision, since the nerves mapped through this segment of the spine lead directly to the eyes.
Damaged nerves in this vertebra may also cause headaches, sinus trouble, and allergies. The neck is directly related because of the energy vertebral arteries supply via blood to the eye.
Correcting the spine to correct vision
By receiving targeted cervical spinal adjustments from a trained and licensed chiropractor, you may begin to see exactly how your vision is affected by the spine. Blurriness may dissipate. Double vision may come together again. Your tunnel vision may lift!
This is because correcting the subluxation in the cervical spine allows for more blood – and therefore more nutrients and oxygen – to flow to the eyes. Retuning the spine to homeostasis can help to return a person’s vision to its inherent level. In fact, studies have demonstrated that even patients with severe vision conditions have seen results with chiropractic.
Get a new outlook on things
If your once-perfect vision is plagued with blurriness or a narrower sightline, the problem may go beyond your eyes themselves. And, while you might think only a vision specialist can help, a chiropractic approach may have surprising effects.
Graybar Chiropractic welcomes patients from throughout Wilmington, NC experiencing a combination of cervical spine pain and vision problems. We want to help you connect the dots to experience relief, in both your spine and your eyesight.
Contact us today to learn more about how the spine can affect vision, and how our Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program helps us adjust one to affect the other.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.