Get Your Sleep Back On Track
Do you wake up in the night short of breath or with a headache in the morning? If you do, maybe you are suffering from a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. For Birmingham, AL, citizens, let us at Back On Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center demystify this common disorder for you and explain how you can experience a decent night of sleep with our sleep apnea treatment.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a frightening health complication that makes a person to stop breathing while he or she is sleeping. Breathing can stop hundreds of times each night, for a minute or longer. Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, with the highest risk group being overweight men aged over 40.
Causes Sleep Apnea
There are three types of this disorder: obstructive, central, and mixed sleep apnea. The most common is obstructive sleep apnea or OSA and is the result of a blockage in the airway, usually when the tonsils in the rear of the throat collapse and close during sleep. The central form is less common, and it occurs when the brain fails to important signals to the muscles that are responsible for breathing. Mixed sleep apnea is a severe problem that happens when a person has both obstructive and central disorders.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause serious ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, car accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, and depression, to name a few.
At our Birmingham, AL, clinic, we can help you with your sleep disorder. Our natural and holistic approach to health enables our doctor to treat the root cause of your disorder. We review your health history, analyze your symptoms, and conduct several tests to determine the source of your problem and the best course of action to treat your sleep apnea. We will use spinal adjustments to promote proper breathing and function in the body. We will also give you special breathing exercises to encourage higher levels of oxygen in your body. Our doctor will even look into your diet and lifestyle to assist in reducing any underlying issues associated the sleep apnea.
Visit Our Doctor and Staff in Birmingham, Al, For Sleep Apnea Treatment
Here at our clinic, we can help get your sleep back on track. Call Back On Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center, serving Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills, today at (205) 942-4243 to make an appointment.