Chiropractic Might And Eyesight
Patients who take advantage of chiropractic services in Oakland and Alameda sometimes experience improvement in their eyesight along with relief for back pain or other ailments.
Consider this study, published in 1984 in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It evaluated 114 cases of cervical spondylosis, or age-related wear and tear on the spinal disks in the neck. In 83 percent of the cases, treatment coincided with significant improvements in blindness or blurred vision. Of 54 cases researchers followed for at least half a year, 91.1 percent showed lasting effects.
How can chiropractic care affect eyesight? In 1995, chiropractor Allan Terrett and ophthalmologist Frank Gorman researched 71 references to ocular changes associated with manipulation or adjustment. They concluded that the changes were linked to the blood supply to the eyes, which can be disrupted by a misaligned spine – a shift that moves the bones in your spine out of position and impedes the nerve pathways associated with that area of the spine.
The spine, after all, encloses the nervous system, which is responsible for every function of the body, including your eyes. If your neck is out of alignment, the nerves going to the vertebral arteries may constrict the arteries. As a result, the cells of the retina and other structures of the eye cannot function at peak performance.
Chiropractors can adjust the spine to eliminate the misalignment and allow your body to heal itself. When it comes to your eyes, chiropractic adjustments free the body to transport blood more efficiently, including to the eyes.
That’s especially true of doctors trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), which is aimed at rehabilitating and realigning the spine back to health to achieve a permanent and long-term solution to a variety of ills.
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Chiropractic Treatment and Eyesight Loss in Alameda and Oakland
Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center are the leading chiropractic experts in Oakland and Alameda, CA certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics, which is the most researched and result-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. Unlike regular chiropractic, which focuses on immediate pain relief, Chiropractic BioPhysics goes one step further to correct the source of the problem.
If you live in Oakland, Alameda or the East Bay, take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations.