14 Dec Chiropractic Care Connects You to Better Vision
Whether you’re an airline pilot, an artist, or someone who enjoys a good book, you appreciate the gift of eyesight, and you want your vision to be as clear as possible. Your body’s special balance of joints and muscles affects how well the eyes and other areas function. Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic provides effective, holistic treatments that enable your nervous system to help eye muscles produce optimal vision quality.
How Vision is Linked to Neck Muscle Function
In each eye, you have six muscles that control eye movements. The muscles must coordinate to help you see properly. If the muscles become damaged or can’t work together, vision can be impaired.
Your neck plays a vital part in how well you can see. Studies have shown relationships among the nervous system, the visual system, and the neck muscles that stabilize the head. Being able to hold your head in a stable position makes a big difference in the stability of your gaze. Neck muscles and joints are essential in assisting the eye muscles in performing optimally.
With so much everyday use of computers and cell phones, people today are especially susceptible to visual problems caused by their necks’ positioning. All the time we spend with our necks bent, looking at the glare of computer screens and phones, can aggravate neck misalignments.
Being proactive about treating minor imbalances of the spine before they become more serious can compensate for the muscle strains we get from modern life.
Tips for Healthy Eyes and Better Vision
Chiropractors advocate for the power of natural treatments and healthy lifestyle habits. Here are a few ways to take great care of your eyes and your whole body:
- Not smoking
- Having regular eye exams
- Wearing sunglasses to protect against UV rays that damage eyes
- Eating a balanced diet with eye-healthy nutrients like vitamins C and E, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zinc
- Preventing eyestrain when doing close work by following the 20-20-20 exercise: every 20 minutes, focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds
- Practicing good posture and ergonomics at work by using a supportive chair and keeping your feet flat on the floor
- Having regular visits with your chiropractor to keep a healthy alignment of your neck and spine
Chiropractic Treatment Benefits for Eyes
With routine chiropractic adjustments, your neck maintains its proper alignment, allowing your eyes to achieve their best vision. You may also avoid potential problems. When your upper back and neck are tense, blood flow to your eyes can be restricted, causing symptoms such as blurred vision or headaches.
Adjustments improve your brain’s ability to send messages through the nervous system, enabling eye muscles to function most effectively to help your eyes focus correctly.
Contact Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic for Your Free Consultation
A healthy, well-functioning neck keeps your visual systems performing at their best. Contact the friendly staff in our Broken Arrow office at (918) 940-4630 to make your appointment.