& SLEEP DISORDERS
of sleep disorders include insomnia, hypersomnia,
sleep apnea, and narcolepsy, to name a few.
Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep
because of one of more of the following: difficulty falling asleep, waking
up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep, waking
up too early in the morning, and/or unrefreshing sleep.
Hypersomnia is extreme sleepiness with excessive periods of sleep and difficulty
Patients with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during sleep, causing
them to awaken frequently. Once awakened, breathing resumes.
Narcolepsy is excessive and overwhelming daytime
sleepiness even after adequate nighttime sleep
hours where a person may require many naps throughout
the day lasting a few minutes or hours.
IUCCA UPPER CERVICAL CARE RELATES TO INSOMNIA/SLEEP
supports that trauma
(in particular mild concussive injury to the head,
neck or upper back) precedes the onset of sleep
disorders, such as insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep
apnea, and narcolepsy, in certain cases.1-16
Following the trauma, sleep disorders can be triggered
immediately or can take months or years to develop.
Insomnia is frequently associated with depression,
which is also linked to head trauma in medical
purpose of IUCCA upper cervical care is to reverse
the trauma-induced upper neck injury; thereby
reducing irritation to the injured nerves in the
central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
While many sleep disorder sufferers recall specific
traumas such as head injuries, auto accidents
or falls, some do not. An upper cervical examination
Radiography and Digital
Infrared Imaging is
necessary in each individual's case to assess
whether an upper cervical injury is present and
whether benefit from IUCCA upper cervical care
can be achieved.
/ Sleep Disorders Case Studies
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Headaches Utilizing a Chiropractic Technique"
by Erin L. Elster, DC. Journal of Manipulative
and Physiological Therapeutics. March 2004.
Cervical Chiropractic Care for a Nine-Year-Old
Male with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Asthma, Insomnia,
and Headaches: A Case Report"
by Erin Elster, DC. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation
Research. July 2003.
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