Why Your Upper Neck Is So Important
Your body wants to keep your head as centered as possible. Any deviation from your center of gravity can cause structural changes that affect your body’s nervous system.
Your upper cervical vertebrae are prone to misalignments including those cause by common types of trauma. These include:
- Car Accident
- Sports Injury
- Other head or neck injury
- C-Section Birth
Upper Cervical Care Corrects Misalignments
When the vertebra of the upper neck ( known as C1 and C2, or the atlas and axis ) are out of alignment it causes misalignments throughout the rest of the spine. If there are substantial misalignments and/or degeneration, disruption of communication between the brain and the rest of the body can occur.
At Current Chiropractic, we gently adjust and correct the upper neck to alleviate pressure, pain, and other symptoms related to your spine and central nervous system. Upper cervical care can be used to treat:
- Neck Pain
- TMJ Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Extremity Pain, Tightness, or Tingling
- Ear Infections
- High Blood Pressure
- Digestive Disorders
- Migraines and Headaches
- Vertigo, Nausea, Dizziness
Video Explanation of Upper Cervical Care
Watch and listen to Upper Cervical Chiropractors explain how upper cervical corrections can create better communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
How Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Performed?
Upper cervical chiropractic doctors are specifically trained to identify upper neck misalignments and correct them with several small, gentle applications of pressure to either the atlas or the axis of the neck. This kind of correction feels like a light tap or quick push, depending on the amount of pressure needed. It is not painful.
The neck is never twisted during these adjustments.
After a correction is made, the muscles will relax and blood and oxygen flow increases. The brain’s ability to communicate will be restored so it can respond to the affected areas of the body, beginning the natural healing process.
Discover Pain Relief with Upper Cervical Care
You can experience relief from chronic neck and back pain, decreased anxiety, decreased insomnia, reduced fatigue, and more manageable fibromyalgia. You can receive more specific relief from conditions like asthma and spinal arthritis.
For those who sit at a desk all day, upper cervical care can be crucial to avoiding long term issues with neck and back pain. Upper Cervical Care is completely natural and free of any painkillers.
Frequently Asked Questions By
New Upper Cervical Patients
Upper Cervical Care is safe for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
Our doctors have trained extensively to provide you safe, effective chiropractic care. Come in for a complimentary consultation to learn more about upper cervical correction and what it can do for you.
The answer depends on the nature of your pain or injury—but for many patients, the answer is, “Yes”! Our doctors at Current Chiropractic can address your specific questions and concerns after an initial examination. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our doctors to discuss your health issues.