3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help with Glaucoma

3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help with Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, one of the most important nerves for proper eye function. The optic nerve is a large bundle composed of over 1 million nerves. It’s what connects the brain to the eye, and it plays a large role in converting light into images to tell the brain what we see. Any damage to the optic nerve can greatly affect a person’s ability to see. The eye produces fluid to keep eye tissue healthy, and this watery fluid normally drains through a drainage port. But sometimes, it can’t or doesn’t drain, most commonly due to the angle of the drainage port. When this happens, the fluid builds up and puts pressure on the optic nerve, which can cause glaucoma and other vision problems. You may not know that chiropractic care from a Rochester Hills chiropractor can help improve vision, even for those with glaucoma. Here are 4 ways that chiropractic care is beneficial for those with glaucoma.


Glaucoma is a disease that doesn’t show signs or symptoms until the disease has already progressed pretty far. Most don’t even realize they have glaucoma until the vision problems present themselves, and when this happens, the damage is often irreversible. Regular visits to a Rochester Hills chiropractor, however, have shown promise when it comes to reversing vision problems. Even more so, investing in lifelong chiropractic care for overall health can prevent glaucoma before it can get to the damaging stages and can help avoid the onset of this condition in the first place.

Improve Brain and Eye Connection

The central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord, is responsible for how the body functions. Spinal misalignments cause nerve interference that disrupts communication between the brain and the body, including the optic nerve. Glaucoma and other vision problems can be linked to this nerve interference that stems from spinal misalignments. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan will carefully assess the spine and perform gentle chiropractic adjustments to remove spinal misalignments in order to restore communication between the brain and the body, thus improving the function of the optic nerve.

Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is another leading cause of glaucoma. High blood pressure can also raise the pressure in the eye, exacerbating any symptoms of glaucoma and affecting the optic nerve and overall vision. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can lower blood pressure and reduce pressure on the optic nerve before permanent damage can occur.

If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of glaucoma or other vision difficulties, Dr. Shanahan and Dr. Madigan can help. To improve the function of the optic nerve and reduce vision problems associated with glaucoma, call to schedule your appointment at Vitality Precision Chiropractic today.

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