Can Chiropractic Care Help with Eyesight Issues?

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One of the scariest things that can happen is to have your vision damaged in some way, whether it’s a for a brief moment or a serious health condition. While eyesight issues can have many causes and should be evaluated by ophthalmologists, many people don’t know that a Billings chiropractor can also be helpful. When a chiropractor performs adjustments, the goal is to improve functioning throughout the whole body, which includes the eyes.

The Optic Nerve

While the spine is the center of a chiropractor’s work, the reason it is so important is not just about the bones in your back. The spine controls part of your central nervous system, which is how your body communicates and works together to help you stay healthy and functional.

If a vertebra is out of alignment, nerve communication can be interrupted throughout the entire body. This includes the eyes, which are controlled by the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is impacted, it can cause issues like blurry vision, depth perception trouble, double vision, and other eyesight problems.

In addition to nerve disruption, the optic nerve can also be impacted when blood flow is poor. Without the necessary blood flow and oxygen, the eyes can begin to lose function. Blood flow may be impeded by nerve interference or things like inflammation of the spine.

Even more serious conditions like glaucoma can be related to the spine – if there is too much pressure on the optic nerve, it can cause permanent damage to the eyes and vision. While glaucoma is often related to a misaligned drainage port, this can often be caused by high blood pressure, which can be addressed through adjustments as well.

How Chiropractic Care Helps

When you visit Bare Chiropractic, each adjustment is tailored to your exact needs and concerns. When vision is one of these concerns, Dr. Thomas Keogh will create an adjustment that is gentle and precise, tailored to these specific issues. By restoring alignment and nerve functioning, your entire body may feel better, and your vision issues will improve.
In fact, in one case study, a woman with borderline glaucoma began adjustments to reduce pressure on the eye. Over the course of 2.5 months with regular treatment, the intraocular pressure decreased and the onset of the disease had fully reversed. Similar studies show vision field increases of 20% and more and a reduction in complaints of vision troubles.

Seek Care Today for Eyesight Issues

Your eyesight is never something to take lightly, and it is important to keep in mind that damage can quickly become permanent. One of the hallmarks of care at Bare Chiropractic is that we strive to be proactive, meaning we always want to avoid issues rather than treat them later. Dr. Thomas Keogh will design a care plan specifically targeted at these concerns and help you maintain full health and vision. At the first sign of any vision trouble, contact us for an appointment to begin addressing your nerve function and working towards overall improvements.


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McClimon, M.E., McClimon, D.G., Krotee, M.W. “Improved Intraocular Pressure in a 40-Year-Old Female Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Subluxation.” Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, June 1, 2017; 17: 101-112.

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If you have been involved in a car accident or have suffered a personal injury, it is essential to seek immediate chiropractic care. At Bare Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing individualized care tailored to your specific needs and goals. Book an appointment with Dr. Thomas Keogh and our team today to start your journey towards recovery and restoring your health.