The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Eyesight and Vision Problems

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It may come as a surprise to know that chiropractic care is for more than just back or neck pain.  In fact, chiropractic can improve how the whole body functions, including your eyes.  It is always beneficial to see an optometrist for vision concerns or problems, but you may want to also schedule a consultation with Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela.

What Types of Vision Problems Can Chiropractic Help With?

We rely on our eyesight to help us get through life.  When something is wrong with your vision, it can be very frustrating, affecting how you live your day-to-day life.  Vision problems can be related to an eye issue or they can stem from other health concerns.  For instance, one symptom of diabetes is vision loss.  Glaucoma is another serious eye disease that causes vision problems.  With glaucoma, fluid buildup in the eye puts pressure on the optic nerve, leading to vision problems. Some people simply experience poor eyesight or blurriness, or their eyes have trouble adjusting to darkness or light. Whatever vision issue you are experiencing, Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can help.

Spinal Health Is Important for Optimal Function in the Body

You may be wondering how visiting a Bentonville chiropractor can improve your eyesight and vision.  The answer lies in your spine.  The spine houses your spinal cord, which is part of the central nervous system, which is responsible for how the body functions as a whole.  When your spine is healthy, your nervous system can function as it should, properly coordinating how the body works together, including making your eyes work correctly.  Any disruption to the central nervous system, no matter how small, can lead to dysfunction within the body.  The optic nerve, which controls eyesight, is directly connected to the central nervous system.  Furthermore, our eyes need proper blood flow and oxygen.  If blood flow is somehow restricted, it can lead to blurry vision and eyesight problems.  This is where Dr. Niemela comes in.  His focus in on restoring proper spinal health to improve the function of the central nervous system, including vision.  Spinal misalignments are the root cause of dysfunction in the body.  Thankfully, a gentle adjustment can remove misalignments, restoring proper blood flow and removing any nerve interference that is wreaking havoc on your body’s systems.  Not only can a Bentonville chiropractor improve your eyesight, but also your overall health.  With chiropractic care, you are sure to feel your absolute best and be the healthiest you possible.

Proof That Chiropractic Works

Several case studies have shown that chiropractic is effective in improving eyesight and vision.  One such case study involved a 46-year-old diabetic man who suffered from intraocular pressure due to diabetes.  He complained of numbness and tingling in his arms and had experienced vision loss for 5 years.  After chiropractic care, his pressure in his left eye decreased and he was able to once again see colors.  Additionally, a 9-year-old girl also saw amazing results after regular visits to a chiropractor.  On ongoing twitching in her left eye from occipital lobe epilepsy was completely resolved after just three weeks of care.

If you are suffering from eyesight problems, now is the perfect time to schedule a visit with your local chiropractor.  Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic has helped others and can help you too.  Call today to find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for vision and schedule a consultation.



Hooper, S., Manis, A. “Upper Cervical Care in a Nine-Year-Old Female with Occipital Lobe Epilepsy: A Case Study.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2011 Feb: 10-17.

Irastorza, M., Knowles, D., Knowles, R. “Improvement in Vision in a Patient with Diabetic Retinopathy Following Network Spinal Analysis Care.” Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2012 Feb: 25-30.