Some cases of neck pain are minor and easy to ignore. However, others can be extremely painful and interfere with your ability to perform important daily activities. Sleeping becomes difficult, and things that require movement of the head and neck, such as driving, are impossible. Episodes of neck pain might come and go, or they might be present constantly.
The neck, or cervical spine, has the important job of giving support as well as mobility to the head. Problems with the cervical spine can occur for many reasons, including accidents, repetitive use injury, and wear and tear. Neck pain frequently comes along with other issues:
- Jaw pain
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness and/or tingling down the arms
While these other symptoms may seem unrelated, they can all have their origins in a problem with the alignment of the vertebrae of the neck. There are many nerves that run from the head, through the neck, and down through the shoulder into the arms and hands.
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Neck Pain and Upper Cervical Alignment
Neck pain can be a chronic issue for many reasons. The weight of the head is supported by a vertebra at the very top of the neck called the atlas. Atlas misalignments can not only create pain and discomfort in the neck, but they can also create problems with blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid flow, and the ability for your brain and body to communicate properly over the nervous system. This can cause other conditions to happen alongside neck pain, such as headaches, shoulder pain, and numbness or tingling in the arms or hands.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specially trained to address the underlying cause of neck pain and its associated symptoms. We take a very calculated approach towards care. With a thorough examination of the neck, we can pinpoint the exact location of the problem. Once the problem is understood, we use gentle and precise adjustments in order to correct these spinal misalignments.
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