Besides visiting a general doctor, people of all ages looking for relief to their conditions can consult with a NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City. Babies included. Yes, you read that right. You may wonder why a fragile baby would need a NUCCA chiropractor? Let us take a closer look at what circumstances would warrant help from upper cervical chiropractic.

If a newborn baby suffers from any of the following, it may be time for a trip to a chiropractor:  

One significant sign is that the babies primarily sleep on their backs. Do they keep their heads turned to one side more than the other? Are you able to feel tightness in the muscles above the baby’s pelvis, particularly on one side?

Why Do Babies Need Chiropractors?

There is a possibility that the infant experienced trauma during the birthing process. Sometimes, even a natural birth can place the baby’s neck at an awkward angle during delivery. If vacuum extraction or forceps were used, there is a high possibility of trauma placed on the baby’s neck. Even a C-section can sometimes cause the infant’s fragile neck to experience a slight improper twist, and it would lead to a misalignment in the upper cervical spine.

If the top bones of the neck (the atlas and axis vertebrae) become misaligned, the infant’s central nervous system will not function correctly. It is what would cause numerous health issues for an infant.

Is NUCCA Chiropractic Safe For Babies?

Most parents think it’s a terrifying thought to put their precious baby subjected to the neck or spine manipulation. However, here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we use a procedure that is very gentle and also precise. There will be no popping or cracking of the neck or spine. Instead, the misaligned bones are encouraged to move correctly into place with the gentlest of corrections.

Once correctly aligned, it would reduce stress on the body. Thus, our adjustments make it very safe for babies or anyone of any age. Finally, the baby will not feel the correction and will experience no pain whatsoever. A clear indication that it worked will be for the infant to feel much better, healthier, and happier. Call us at (650) 595-0500 or send us a message to consult with our NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City.

Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Relief, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease Vertigo is a specific form of dizziness – one that causes a false sensation of spinning.  The dizziness that characterizes vertigo arises from either the inner ear or from parts of the nervous system that give the body its sense of balance.  Other symptoms that can come along with vertigo are nausea, vomiting, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), and even hearing loss itself.

When it comes to treatment options, the common options are few.  Usually, it's either medications or therapies to try and remedy the problem.  However, research shows big promise for those looking for a natural and lasting solution.

Vertigo and Your Spine

A look at the facts of two separate studies sheds some good light on the connection between the health and alignment of your spine and vertigo.  One study looked at 139 people with medically diagnosed Meniere's disease, of which vertigo is a major component.  Every one of the people in the study suffered some type of trauma to the neck, most from car accidents, that caused a whiplash-type injury.  Under upper cervical chiropractic care, 136 of the 139 experienced an absence or dramatic reduction in their symptoms.  Another study looked at 60 patients with chronic vertigo.  Of the 60, 56 of them could recall some kind of trauma to the head or neck, whether it was from a car accident, sporting injury, or just a slip and fall.  All of the patients in this study either saw a disappearance or reduction of their symptoms.

What do these people have in common?  As a result of injuries, all the people in these studies suffered from an upper cervical misalignment.  Your atlas vertebra is the one that sits just beneath the skull, and when you sustain some type of trauma to the head or neck, it is very likely to misalign.  When this occurs, the brainstem and spinal cord that the atlas usually protects are compromised, and normal signals that travel between the brain and body can be obstructed.  This can lead to the many symptoms of a vertigo attack.  At Advanced Spinal Care, we take each of our patients through a thorough analysis to determine if an atlas misalignment is at the root of your vertigo.  If it is, you may become another success story like those in the studies above through upper cervical chiropractic.

References:

Burcon MT, Upper cervical specific protocol and results for 139 patients with medically diagnosed Meniere's disease. J Vert Sublux Res 2010; Nov:1-10.

 

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Lower Back Pain, Lower Back, Back Pain, Back Ache, Pinched Nerve, Numbness, Tingling, Sciatica Pain Relief, Sciatica, injury, back injury, work injury,Many people believe that back pain is just a part of aging and if they ignore it and go on it may go away. Or they may feel that they will wait until it gets a lot worse before they deal with the situation. Both of these thoughts are dangerous to a person’s health and well-being. Before discussing what to do about back pain, let’s take a look at why it may be occurring.

 

Where to Find Help for Back Pain

It is vital for anyone experiencing back pain to seek immediate care, even if it seems minor. As the condition worsens, it becomes harder to repair. Most back pain conditions progress over time, but if they are caught early, they may not have to continue.

It may surprise someone to learn that the source of back pain often has to do with some kind of trauma to the head or neck. The body compensates for such trauma often leading to back pain or other health conditions.

As an upper cervical chiropractor, I work with my patients to find and then correct misalignments of the upper neck using a gentle procedure that does not require me to pop or force the spine into place. This is often all that is required to see the end of the debilitating effects of back pain.

 

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Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefMigralepsy is a seizure that is triggered by a migraine with aura. For example, a person may suffer from a migraine, and once it is gone, he or she may have a seizure within a few hours. Symptoms include:

It may be hard to differentiate whether a migraine is causing the seizure or the seizure is the reason for a migraine. The truth is that neither is really the correct answer. Some even wonder if a migraine is acting as an aura or a warning, that the seizure is about to occur. This is similar to how someone suffering a migraine may first see sparkles or flashes of light before a headache hits.

Another area to be aware of is a condition referred to as occipital seizures. These have very similar symptoms to migraines, such as:

Both migralepsy and occipital seizures are connected to occipital nerve malfunction. This nerve is located in the brain and is responsible for sending out proper signals. When this does not happen for some reason, a seizure can be the end result, along with auras and migraines. This is linked to the central nervous system working improperly, thereby sending damaged signals.

Migralepsy Helped by Proper Spinal Alignment

Success is being seen in helping migralepsy patients with upper cervical chiropractic care. If a misalignment is located in either of the bones of the upper neck, undue pressure is being placed on the spinal cord. This interferes with signals being sent to and from the brain and body. Blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow can be compromised, as well. This leads to migraines, seizures, and a host of other health problems.

Using a gentle procedure, the misalignment can be corrected bringing the body and brain back into proper communication. Healing can take over, and the nervous system can begin to function at its optimum once again. This often results in the reduction or even elimination of migraines, headaches, seizures, and migralepsy.

 

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Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefTwelve percent of Americans suffer from migraines. That is approximately 38 million men, women, and children. There are more people in the US who have to deal with migraines than all those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and asthma combined.

More than a severe headache, migraines are a neurological condition that causes debilitating pain, sensitivity to sounds, lights, and smells, and nausea (just to name a few common symptoms).

When you here about a condition being this common, it would make sense for the medical community to understand the issue well due to lots of funding and research. However, this is not the case with migraines. Often, medications are pushed to cover symptoms. And the primary preventative technique seems to be having the patient keep a journal to learn his or her unique migraine triggers.

One thing that migraine research has revealed is the link between this condition and the way that the brainstem is functioning. As a result, there is good reason to be hopeful.

 

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Is Providing Hope

While medications seem to be nothing more than a Band-Aid for the pain of migraines, researchers are looking into developing a pill that can interrupt pain messages that get processed through the brainstem. However, this is also a form of symptomatic relief. It doesn’t stop the migraine from occurring. It only blocks the pain sensors.

Upper cervical chiropractic, on the other hand, involves finding and eliminating a specific misalignment in the top vertebra of the neck that can affect brainstem function. When this misalignment is corrected, many have seen their migraines become less frequent and less severe. Some have even found complete relief in as little as one or two adjustments.

To learn if upper cervical chiropractic is the right option to help with your migraines, come and see us at Advanced Spinal Care.
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

 

Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Relief, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease Vertigo is the sensation that a person or things around him are spinning. In order to understand why vertigo happens, let’s take a deeper look at how the body works. The tissue that keeps the spine in place is called connective tissue. An accident or injury can tear or break down this tissue. This negatively affects the spine causing it to lock into a position of stress.

The part of the spine that is most often damaged is the upper cervical spine. While this area of the body has a great range of motion, allowing the head to move in many directions, it also puts it at risk for injury. If the top two bones in the neck become misaligned, it can affect the entire body. If a misalignment in the neck causes the head to tilt, vertigo can be the end result. Why?

The Righting Reflex and Vertigo

When the head tilts to compensate for a neck misalignment, something called the righting reflex kicks in. This is a mechanism designed to keep the eyes level with the horizon line. It also affects the fluid-filled ear canals. When this occurs, mixed signals are sent to the brain about where the body is positioned in its environment. This is when vertigo happens. An upper cervical chiropractor can fix this misalignment and potentially help a person break free from vertigo.

Vertigo Helped by Correcting Misalignments

A 23-year-old female began seeing an upper cervical chiropractor 5 months after she received a concussion due to falling. She showed the typical symptoms of post-concussion syndrome: vertigo and headaches. Headaches were not new to her as she had endured them before the fall. But they became much worse after her concussion. It was determined that due to a misalignment in the upper neck, revealed through x-rays, her entire body was extremely out of balance.

After just one adjustment, her vertigo and her headaches went away. The next day it was noted that her muscle spasms had decreased immensely, and her legs had become more balanced. Proper spinal alignment can indeed lead to a decrease or elimination of vertigo, dizziness, migraines, and similar conditions.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Sports AccidentWhiplash is the over-extending or straining of the neck muscles due to some sort of impact. Often it is related to car accidents, but it can also occur during a sports game, bungee jumping, shaken baby syndrome, and incidents where a direct blow to the head occurs. Whiplash associated disorders are a group of conditions brought about by whiplash. They are also known as coup contrecoup injuries.

These types of injuries have a negative effect on the cerebrum, the largest part of the brain that resides just below the skull. The cerebrum is the uppermost region of the central nervous system. It consists of the following:

How Whiplash Causes Coup Contrecoup Injuries

What exactly is a coup contrecoup injury? Breaking it down, it is actually referring to two different injuries that often occur at the same time. The coup injury has to do with where the head was hit with an object. Usually, the moving object impacts the head. The contrecoup injury has to do with the opposite side of where the head was hit, similar to ricocheting. Usually, the moving head hits an object.

Where to Get Help for Whiplash

If a person has been diagnosed with whiplash, a good place to look for help is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. When whiplash happens, the neck often becomes misaligned. By realigning the bones of the upper neck vertebrae, the tissue and muscles can begin to heal, and the effects of whiplash can be done away with. If left untreated, it may lead to fibromyalgia, migraines, and a number of other conditions.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, Neck Injury, Neck TraumaNeck pain is often related to a part of the body that we spend little time thinking about—our nerves. They play a vital role in health and send messages to and from every part of the body. The brainstem, located where the skull meets the neck, is a key part of this internal information highway in the body. Disruptions of this delicate system can cause various neurological issues, problems with the ears, and pain.

Neck Pain Research

One person who has really pioneered the connection between neck problems and overall health is Dr. Michael Burcon. His findings include the fact that subluxations of the upper spine caused by whiplash or other injuries can actually result in things like lesions on the Eustachian tubes that lead to chronic ear issues and vertigo.

Sometimes these injuries take years to surface. Even the initial pain of the injury may be long gone when other symptoms arise. Sometimes there was no neck pain to begin with, but then neck problems begin 15 or more years later.

Help for that Old Pain

Just because the damage occurred years ago doesn’t mean it is too late to try and find relief. Some people may experience neck pain and not even acknowledge something like a car accident from 15 years ago in their patient history. I want to encourage you to include everything in your patient history and let your health care provider determine what is relevant.

For example, at Advanced Spinal Care, we take a history of head or neck trauma seriously, even if the injury was a long time ago and maybe not even that severe. That pain you feel today may still be related, and diagnostic imaging can often reveal if an injury is old or recent. Either way, a specific adjustment to your upper neck ay be exactly what you need to resolve that neck pain.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Pain Relief, Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Injuries, Arm Pain, Arm Pain ReliefIf you are experiencing shoulder pain, you know how it can affect day to day activities. Even sleeping can become difficult when you are in pain constantly. If the shoulder is weak or numb, it could make normal activates, like eating, a chore.

What can cause pain in a person’s shoulder? While it may be something less serious, pain can mean a dislocation, separation, or a rotator cuff injury. It could also be a misalignment in the upper neck that is causing the shoulder discomfort. When the upper neck is misaligned, this can irritate shoulder nerves and affect the arm and hand as well.

Where can you look for natural relief of shoulder pain?

Upper Cervical Care for Shoulder Pain

At Advanced Spinal Care, we use the NUCCA method of upper cervical chiropractic to focus on the upper neck. The top bones of the spine can easily become misaligned, and this can result in shoulder pain and other side effects. How does NUCCA work?

We start with x-rays that reveal the specific location and degree of a misalignment. Rather than twisting or popping the neck, as in general chiropractic, and upper cervical adjustment is very precise and gentle. That means the relief provided is long-lasting. Many begin to feel better almost immediately after an adjustment, though some may require more time to heal. The good news is that when the alignment holds, the body has more time to heal.

So if shoulder pain is being caused by an upper neck misalignment, symptoms should be reduced and eventually be completely resolved once the body has had a chance to heal. If you want an examination to see if this kind of misalignment is the source of your pain, come in for a consultation today, and learn what NUCCA can do for you.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Sinus Problems, Sinus, Sinus Relief, Chronic FatigueSinus problems are not at all easy to deal with. They affect many people. One thing these people have in common is that they are regularly feeling congested or are experiencing sinus infections that may last for long periods of time, even years. The reason for this is that the sinuses are not draining properly when a person has a cold, the flu, or allergies. Other symptoms that go along with this are pain and extreme tiredness.

Medical doctors try to help their patients by prescribing decongestants, antihistamines, and nasal steroids. This costs $5.8 billion a year! Another option available is sinus surgery. About 500,000 people have chosen this to treat their sinuses in the USA. This can lead to complications if a person is not diagnosed correctly. Sometimes what appears to be a sinus problem is actually a misdiagnosed headache syndrome. This is true in as much as 90% of cases.

A Link to Chronic Fatigue?

A study performed at the Georgetown Medical Center revealed that there is a possible connection between unexplained body pain, fatigue, and sinus problems. This is something that had not previously been discovered. In this study, 297 patients were involved. Of them, 22% had chronic fatigue, 11% had chronic pain, and 9% had both chronic fatigue and pain. The discovery made was that one underlying problem among them was chronic sinus problems.

What Can Help Sinus Problems?

While this is very interesting information, a person may be wondering what can be done. One simple solution is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. We specialize in making sure the vertebrae of the neck are in proper alignment. If they are not, undue pressure may be being placed on the brainstem. This can cause all kinds of problems in the body. The sinuses may not be draining properly due to such a misalignment. Once corrected, our patients have reported a vast improvement in symptoms of sinus problems, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

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