Not many people pay attention to an achy neck, believing it’s a minor health concern. Some also shrug it off quickly until they notice additional problems like migraines, Meniere’s disease, and diplopia. Are you familiar with these cervical spine misalignment complications? If not, our brief discussion below might be able to shed light on them. Also, you might find it extra helpful to read on to learn how you can potentially avoid these issues with the help of Redwood City Upper Cervical Chiropractic.
Neck pain and migraines may result from poor cervical spine alignment. The misaligned bones cause muscle tension in the neck which can affect fluid flow to the head and –to an extent– the neighboring nervous system tissues. Unfortunately, migraine attacks can lead to many symptoms, including throbbing headaches, fatigue, vision problems, and anxiety.
Clinically speaking, diplopia refers to double vision. It can sometimes stem from cervical subluxation because the increased muscle tension in the neck affects some sensory nerves. The imbalance in the neck can affect the transmission of signals to and from the brain and the eyes, causing you to see two images instead of one.
Several people turn to Redwood City Upper Cervical Chiropractic because of Meniere’s disease. This vestibular disorder develops primarily because of poor fluid drainage, an issue widely associated with neurovascular compression and neck bone misalignments. It causes vertigo attacks, hearing problems, and ear congestion.
The next time you experience neck pain without an apparent cause, we strongly suggest looking into Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Chances are, the pain you experience stems from neck bones that shift away from the body’s central axis. These bones might be tugging on your neck muscles, compromising the overall structure of your spinal column, and leaving you at risk of the problems we discussed above. Take better care of your body with the help of our natural approach to healing. Find out if you have neck bone misalignments through Redwood City Upper Cervical Chiropractic. You may reach our office at (650) 595-0500 or through our web form. We also encourage you to visit the Advanced Spinal Care office at 643 Bair Island Rd Ste 208 Redwood City, CA.
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