Restless Sleep

Successful sleep means falling and staying asleep and, while asleep, deriving the restorative benefits that sleep has to offer: a productive period of rest and recovery that boosts everything from physical and mental fitness to well-being and mood.

When we treat people who are suffering from sleep problems, it is easy to diagnose a systemic pattern of external and internal causatives that have led to their sleepless condition. So we begin with the basics: a conversation to determine what kind of life you lead and how it may impact your sleeping ability.

Here is a standard daily itinerary that precipitates a sleepless night:

  • Wake up from a restless night with a stiff neck.
  • Preparation for a busy day begins with coffee, your morning stimulant.
  • Blaze through a day of work, balancing the ups and downs, exerting your brain and accumulating stress.
  • Eating is a secondary consideration to work, so your body does not receive anything close to the full nutrition it needs.
  • A couple of hours of television before bed keeps the brain buzzing and active.
  • Falling asleep on an ill-fitting pillow, perpetuating the neck pain.

As you can see, restless sleep is viciously cyclical. If your life involves even one of the factors mentioned above, it could be perpetuating a pattern of sleeplessness that is harming your quality of life. If you are trapped in this cycle, do not despair: better sleep is possible.

From a chiropractic angle, the upper neck region is the most coalescent with the sleep center of the brain. Keeping this region free of subluxation allows the nervous system to contribute to a healthy night’s sleep. We offer lifestyle counseling to help you identify counterproductive activities and reduce stress.

Call our office in Houston at 713-862-2440 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.  

Chronic Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the major air passages of the lungs.

While asthma is a chronic condition, causing repeated episodes of airway narrowing, bronchitis involves the irritation of mucus membranes lining the airways. It can be acute and short lived, or chronic, especially for those who smoke cigarettes. Acute bronchitis is a viral affliction that lasts for a short period of time defined by an unproductive cough and will usually resolve itself in a matter of weeks. Chronic bronchitis is often called smoker’s cough and is more serious, causing permanent airway damage.

As with asthma, chiropractic is not a direct treatment for bronchitis. However there are some key links between the spine and respiratory system:

  • Vertebral subluxation interferes with nerves that control both the diaphragm and accessory muscles.
  • Muscle spasms occur which cause inflammation of the lung tissue
  • Subluxation prevents the lymphatic system from draining harmful material which could be contributing to your condition.

Adjustments correct the subluxation, allowing the nerves to function unhindered, the lymphatic system to drain properly and breathing muscles to do what they do best.

Chiropractic’s role in fighting bronchitis is focused on boosting your nervous system and strengthening your body against viruses that may exacerbate your condition. With the cessation of inhaling harmful substances, the body will begin its recovery process. Our role for sufferers of bronchitis in Houston is to give the body its best chances of a speedy recovery.

Call our office at 713-862-2440.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.