Chiropractic Care for Insomnia Treatment

 
Chiropractic Care for Insomnia Treatment
 

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects approximately 20% of adults to varying degrees.

At the same time, we observe:

  • persistent, regular nature of sleep problems,
  • changes in sleep structure, its phases,
  • sleep disturbance provided that the patient actually has time to sleep,
  • physical and neuropsychiatric symptoms indicating this diagnosis.

Causes of Insomnia

  • Taking medications that cause insomnia as an unpleasant side effect.
  • Insufficient sleep hygiene (bright light, lack of room ventilation, high air temperature, uncomfortable pillow/mattress, drinking tonic drinks before bed).
  • Somatic diseases, pain, and discomfort can also cause insomnia.
  • High level of stress, nervous tension, change of environment, work situations.
  • Neurological, mental illness, other disorders of the nervous system.
  • Endocrine diseases.
 

Chiropractic care may be the best way to relieve stress and, as a result, eliminate sleep disorders. By interacting with the primary health resources in the human body, chiropractic has a positive effect on the functioning of the nervous system, it allows you to release and eliminate the consequences of psychological trauma suffered throughout life.

Manual techniques for insomnia help eliminate tissue tension in the patient’s body, restore normal bone structure mobility and the correct anatomical position of internal organs, balance the nervous system’s function, and improve the body’s adaptive capabilities and resistance to stress.

Chiropractic care has been used successfully for all types of insomnia. The longest correction time is required to eliminate sleep disorders caused by organic diseases of the meninges or endocrine disorders. With adaptive insomnia and insomnia provoked by acute stress, improvement usually occurs after the first sessions.

Treatment of Insomnia with Medication

The main problem in the treatment of insomnia at present is not so much the insufficient effectiveness of the drugs used but the insufficient safety of treatment with these drugs, especially for older people.

The main disadvantages of currently widely used benzodiazepine sleeping pills are rapid loss of the hypnotic effect, the ability to impair memory, reduce psychomotor reactions, worsen well-being during the day, cause muscle weakness, and disrupt sleep structure. Due to some of these side effects, benzodiazepine hypnotics increase injury in older patients, and their long-term use is associated with a risk of dependence and withdrawal symptoms. This served as the basis for a search for hypnotics that do not belong to the group of benzodiazepines, which led to the creation and widespread introduction into the practice of a new group of drugs that compare favorably with benzodiazepines in their greater safety.

The main difference between these new drugs is their ability to selectively interact with omega-1 benzodiazepine receptors, which ensures a limited range of unwanted side effects. One such drug is Ambien.

The hypnotic effect of Ambien (Zolpidem) is manifested in making it easier to fall asleep, reducing the frequency of awakenings at night, and prolonging the duration of sleep. Unlike benzodiazepine hypnotics, Zolpidem does not disrupt sleep patterns. The drug is well tolerated by patients regardless of age. The incidence of side effects is 1-2%. The most common complaints are nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. Less commonly reported are headaches, nightmares, and agitation.

Treatment of insomnia is always a close and fruitful collaboration between doctor and patient. The doctor gives each patient recommendations to consolidate the treatment effect and, if possible, eliminate external factors that interfere with deep and restful sleep. It is important to understand that the use of sleeping pills does not eliminate the problem but only temporarily masks it.

 

The Impact of Chiropractic Manipulation on Perceived Psychological Well-Being

 
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Chiropractic for diseases of the central nervous system, which is a complex of biomechanical methods, is carried out to eliminate functional blockades and pain, improve lymph and blood circulation, restore reflexes, and increase the patient’s tolerance to psycho-emotional stress.

Chiropractic therapy, previously considered a method of alternative medicine, in modern times is an independent and complete method of treatment accepted by WHO. Its action is aimed not only at relieving the symptoms of diseases, but also at eliminating the root cause of the pathological condition.

The popularity of therapeutic and restorative techniques is growing due to pharmaceutical oversaturation, which has become the main problem of modern medicine. Biomechanical effects on the human body’s tissues can significantly reduce the use of drugs and, in some cases, eliminate them completely. Based on the results of clinical studies, it has been proven that after manual exposure sessions, the following is observed:

  • correction of the position of the vertebrae;
  • release of pinched blood vessels and nerve endings;
  • elimination of functional blocks;
  • relaxation of muscle fibers;
  • destruction of salt deposits on the surface of joints and vertebrae;
  • stimulation of the functional activity of the nervous system;
  • increasing the patient’s motor activity;
  • the disappearance of headaches, fatigue, and nervous tension.

The Basis of the Theory of Therapeutic Effects

From the point of view of chiropractic, the occurrence of any disease is caused by pathologies of the spine, which disrupt the connection between the internal organs, their systems, and the brain. Any kind of stress reaction in the body leads to the appearance of functional muscle blocks. They are areas of pathological muscle tension that does not disappear over a long period of time. Even during sleep and rest, these muscle blocks prevent the body from fully resting, do not allow the nervous system to fully recover, and provoke its chronic fatigue. Thanks to the muscular work of the body carried out by the chiropractor and additional drug therapy with Ativan (Lorazepam), the negative effects of muscle blocks are removed, and the correct functional state of the body’s nervous system is restored.

From the point of view of chiropractic, the occurrence of any disease is caused by pathologies of the spine, which disrupt the connection between the internal organs, their systems, and the brain. Any kind of stress reaction in the body leads to the appearance of functional muscle blocks. They are areas of pathological muscle tension that does not disappear over a long period of time. Even during sleep and rest, these muscle blocks prevent the body from fully resting, do not allow the nervous system to fully recover, and provoke its chronic fatigue. Thanks to the muscular work of the body carried out by the chiropractor and additional drug therapy with Ativan, the negative effects of muscle blocks are removed, and the correct functional state of the body’s nervous system is restored.

The Effect of Manual Spinal Therapy

After several chiropractic sessions, pain in the back and head completely disappears. The patient begins to feel much better, his quality of life improves, and one may even notice an emotional uplift and motivation to act. This effect does not appear just like that.

The effects of chiropractic are based on the principles of several medical fields: neurology, neurophysiology and orthopedics. In complex treatment with Ativan, the effect is positive and so effective. Especially when it comes to the spine. During sessions, the specialist interacts not only with muscles – special attention is paid to intervertebral discs and internal organs.

When a specialist works with the spine, first of all, he directs his efforts to normalize the patient’s well-being. The main goal is to get rid of pain and restore muscle structure and tone. During the procedure, the mobility of joints and soft tissues improves, the muscle corset is strengthened, and deformed areas of the spine almost completely disappear. This is due to the specialist’s special influence on the patient’s body, which helps relieve tension, accelerate blood flow, and relax the tissue.

The procedure also becomes a good way to prevent aging of the body as a whole since an increase in physical activity slows down negative processes. Proper impact on the spine helps restore its normal anatomy, straighten posture, and get rid of pinched nerves between the vertebrae, which often create serious discomfort and pain. Moreover, the effect of such therapy extends to other parts of the body. For example, when working with the spine, internal organs return to their place, the blood supply to the brain improves, and unpleasant symptoms that cause discomfort in the head disappear. All this is also associated with muscle relaxation, normalization of metabolism, and acceleration of blood and lymph flow in the body.

Family, Friends, Colleagues, and Patients,

It is with heavy hearts we must share that Dr. Kelly Matthews Ryder has went home to be with his Heavenly Father on September 22, 2021 at 7:06 a.m. CST.

Dr. Kelly Ryder's Memorial Service
In Honer of Dr Kelly Matthews Ryder DC,ARTR,CCSP

The Ryder foundation is being formed to continue education and research while helping people with all the modalities that he believed in.

A life so beautifully lived in selflessly helping others deserves to be beautifully remembered. The outpour of love and support is being felt and appreciated.

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