Over 25% of the population has suffered from neck pain. It is reportedly the third most common chronic pain conditions in America. What is responsible for this widespread issue? What can be done to ease that pain?
The head and neck regions are among the most vulnerable on the human body. The neck alone is responsible for supporting all 10-12 pounds of the head; plus, it houses critical vertebrae, nerves, and vascular structures. Experts have long known that it does not take much for these to be injured. Car accidents, sports injuries, and other traumas can lead to chronic pain. Now, extended cell phone and tablet usage can cause injury here as well.
In an effort to efficiently deal with the pain, certain surgical procedures involve the surgeon testing different nerves within the neck area to see where exactly the patient's pain is coming from. However, there are few who wouldn't prefer a less invasive approach to correcting the issues causing their neck pain.
How can one find lasting relief without having to go through with surgery? Happily, here, we carefully examine the upper cervical area of the neck to see if adjustments to the vertebrae are needed. Often we find this is the case and many cases of neck pain can be diminished if not completely resolved with some gentle and calculated adjusting. The reason pain can occur through a misalignment is it causes the bone to rest on important nerves, blood vessels, and other structures that can create long term pain. Once the upper cervical region is correctly aligned, these networks can heal and resume normal function.
The truth is that living without neck pain is possible without surgery.
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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/