Some people experience neck pain that never seems to subside. They may also have a cracking or popping of the neck that accompanies the pain. This type of neck pain can have a significant effect on other parts of the body. What has modern technology taught us about neck pain?
Modern technology aids in looking into the body on a deeper level. One such thing that can be revealed that is related to neck pain is a misalignment of the atlas bone. This is the uppermost bone of the neck, also called the C1 vertebra. A misalignment here can hinder the signals being sent to and from the brain and body. It can also affect the nervous system, causing problems with neurological function. The brain may be receiving signals telling it that it is in a lot of pain when there actually is not that much pain. Chronic pain in the neck can actually indicate a problem going on in other areas of the body. It is not something to be ignored.
It is time to seek the care of a professional in the field of spinal health. Upper cervical chiropractors are trained to detect and then correct misalignments in the upper neck. We understand that a healthy spine means a healthy person. We, also, realize the connection between the nervous system and the brain.
At Advanced Spinal Care, we begin an exam by using specific tools and techniques to see if a patient actually has a misalignment and where exactly it is. Once this is determined, we will discuss a course of treatment with the person. An adjustment is only given when necessary, not just routinely.
Our NUCCA methods are gentle and pain-free. There is no popping, cracking, or twisting of the spine. When the misaligned vertebrae are back in proper position, healing can begin. Proper blood and spinal fluid flow can return, neurological issues can begin to clear up, and the patient should begin feeling much better.
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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/