How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Sleep After An Accident?
No matter if you consider yourself a night owl or an early bird, good sleep is essential for the body’s overall health and function. Car accidents can impact our ability to rest, making restorative sleep even harder to achieve as the body recuperates from injuries. Impact Medical Group of Clearwater shares how chiropractic care can help you sleep deeper after an accident.
Injuries like whiplash that occur in the neck and shoulder areas can cause excruciating pain. Depending on the severity of the injury, the speed of recovery to the nerves and tissues can vary for each patient. Sleeping in obscure positions to accommodate the injury can exacerbate the pain, adding insult to injury. Literally. However, sleep is essential for repair. During this mode, cells produce a protein that is needed to heal injuries quickly. At Impact Medical of Clearwater, we know that adequate sleep can allow the body to heal but, it’s also important to pair this with careful movement so as not to slow down the recovery process. Our team of chiropractors performs a full evaluation of each patient to explore pain and trigger points. Then, a customized treatment plan is created for the patient. Chiropractic care plans may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, massage, and muscle stimulation.
It’s important to not only bandage the symptoms but also get to the root cause of the injury issues. Experiencing an accident can be traumatic. This can also lead to increased stress in the body which can compromise the immune system. Because of this domino effect, chiropractors seek to heal patients through several avenues of care. Providing stretching exercises to reduce tension can ease stress and improve the range of motion. This technique can also reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. When this hormone remains high for an extended amount of time, it can interfere with the body’s circadian rhythm. Adding spinal adjustments can alleviate stress on impacted nerves while boosting the immune system. This style of treatment also allows increased blood flow as it corrects misalignments or subluxations in the spinal area. When these areas compress, they cause a communication disruption between the spine and the brain. The body then releases a stress response that can disturb usual sleep habits. Chiropractors may also include massage as a treatment for sleep loss because of its ability to relax the muscles.
So whether you are suffering from accident injuries, don’t rest well, or may be experiencing insomnia, chiropractic care may be your wish upon a star. Creating a consistent chiropractic treatment plan can help you find relief with longer, better, and deeper nights of sleep. Call Impact Medical Group of Clearwater at (727) 292-0200 to learn more about our holistic approach to care.