It is not inconceivable that your headaches could be caused by poor sleep, as they are mutually antagonistic factors: inadequate or lack of restful sleep leads to chronic headaching, but headache often prevents people from falling asleep in the first place. At American Canyon chiropractic, we believe that you can improve the severity and frequency of your headaches by sleeping better.
From a chiropractic perspective, sleep disorders can be directly caused by subluxation of the cervical vertebrae. Because of its role in regulating the limbic system, which is responsible for mood, a problem in this region could lead to stress, anxiety and depression. If the subluxation is impinging on a nerve, there could be neck pain that is referring into your head and causing headaches simultaneously. Correcting these subluxations is a no-brainer: muscle spasms will disappear and the muscles in the neck and shoulders will be more relaxed, which leads to better sleep.
At American Canyon Chiropractor, we specialize in getting to the root of your headache. Beginning with a conversation, we form a picture of your particular condition and the factors, both external and internal, that are contributing to your pain. We offer expertise on nutrition, exercise and posture as it relates to both headaches and sleep. Call our office and schedule an appointment to start sleeping and feeling better today.
Dr. Stephen Rasmussen, D.C.