As an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, CA, I have helped quite a few pregnant women find relief from their aches and pains as they go through their pregnancies. Recently, expectant mothers have expressed a desire to ensure proper spinal alignment in the hope that it will lower the risk of their child developing autism. The the causes of autism are varied and still being researched. However, there are ways in which upper cervical chiropractic care can help with overall health and wellbeing.

Autism prevents children from socializing properly. Those with autism have difficulty with processing sensory input and with interacting with their surroundings. According to research, genetics is one factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which can begin to develop during weeks 10 to 24 of a woman’s pregnancy. In addition to genetics, the environment also plays a big role, particularly with stress due to illness or toxins that the mother encounters during her pregnancy. 

Stress During Pregnancy

The stress that is mentioned here is not the typical kind of stress that someone experiences after a hard day at work. The pregnancy stress mentioned here is physical stress due to a severe illness or exposure to toxins that the woman’s body has to deal with during the pregnancy. If this stress is endured during the second or third trimester, it can affect the baby’s brain development. 

For this reason, expectant mothers need to keep themselves healthy during pregnancy. Upper cervical chiropractic care can be one part of a mother’s care team for her pregnancy.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Any time the top two vertebrae move out of their correct positions, the brainstem endures unnecessary pressure. In turn, this affects the proper function of the central nervous system. As an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, I help my patients achieve improved function of their central nervous system through gentle and precise upper cervical adjustments. I use diagnostic imaging and other exam results to assess each patient’s situation and develop an individualized plan of care.  

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant and are curious about how upper cervical chiropractic can help your current health situation, you can schedule a complementary consultation by calling Advanced Spinal Care at (650) 595-0500 or by filling out the website’s contact form.

Many patients who are in pain come to my clinic when they are in search of a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor to help relieve their pain. What can an upper cervical chiropractor do to help shoulder pain? Read on to find out more about what’s causing your shoulder pain and how upper cervical care could help your situation. 

About 18-26% of adults suffer from shoulder pain at any point in time. If you’re one of these people, there’s probably nothing else you wish for but to have a day without pain. Intense shoulder pain not only makes a person lose a night of sleep, but it can also make normal, everyday tasks challenging to deal with. 

Some of the top reasons for shoulder pain are the following:

Rotary Cuff Injury

Repetitive movements of the shoulders can cause damage and injury. The tendons and muscles around the shoulders are the first to feel the impact. 


A layer of cartilage surrounds the bones for protection. Osteoarthritis occurs when this protective layer deteriorates over time. 

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

This is due to inflammation in the blood vessels. This results in gradual stiffness of the muscles and shoulder pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is an extremely painful disorder that occurs due to the erosion of the lining of the joints, tearing down the bone itself. 

Relieving Shoulder Pain Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic

The atlas and axis vertebrae are the topmost bones in the neck. They are right under the base of the skull. These bones are vulnerable to misalignment. Once these bones misalign, it can put the neck and shoulders under increased pressure as they compensate for the misalignment. Uneven muscle tension can lead to pain and to injuries in the neck, shoulders, and back. 

I am a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor, and I help my patients find relief from all sorts of pain, including shoulder pain related to structural imbalances. Through diagnostic imaging and other assessments, I can find out whether there is a misalignment in your upper cervical spine and provide a gentle and precise adjustment to the vertebrae. Once the vertebrae are back in correct alignment, the body can begin to heal and right itself. This often alleviates a variety pains in the neck, back, and shoulders. 

Contact Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, CA, to discover for yourself how upper cervical chiropractic care can help you feel better. 

Many people seek Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic to resolve the effects of whiplash. Whiplash may occur due to various incidents such as a rear-end car collision, sports-related accident, physical abuse, or other injuries. Its effects are unique for every person.

Some experience pain right away and suffer with it for a couple of days. Others don’t feel any pain until a few days later when it sets in. Some people do not have any pain at all. Overall, whether you feel severe pain or little pain, the underlying injury can still cause problems throughout the body.

What Is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash is an injury that may result from overstretching or extension of the neck. It is often due to forceful, sudden back and forth movement of the head. It can cause the C1 and C2 vertebrae to misalign. These two bones support the weight of the head. Misalignment in either of these bones can put the brainstem under pressure. As a result, the blood flow to and from the brain can become restricted and the brainstem may not function properly. Conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, and multiple sclerosis can follow.

The Physical and Psychological Impact of Whiplash

Besides having an impact on the physical aspect of a patient, whiplash can also have psychological effects, and that’s what Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic can work to reverse. Whiplash can affect a person’s quality of life, both physically and mentally, as it can result in the following:

These are just some of the negative outcomes of whiplash. Years may pass by before the effects of a whiplash injury become noticeable, and sufferers might not realize they have a problem until these physical and psychological signs start to show up. 

Getting Effective Help for Whiplash

Whiplash often needs more than rest to relieve it. If you have a history of head or neck trauma, it is best to pay a visit to Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California. This Redwood City Upper cervical chiropractic clinic uses a gentle method that can help you feel much better in only a few adjustments. Contact (650) 595-0500 to set an appointment.

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