What Causes Upper Cervical Pain?
Many people don’t realize how many times pain or other ailments result from the upper cervical region. If you place your hand on the back of your neck, there are critical vertebrae there which act as a rapid traffic control for your nervous system. This area is somewhat like the switchboard operators you see in old movies, answering, connecting, and redirecting calls faster than we could consciously coordinate.
Everything between your brain stem and the rest of your nervous system moves through this compact region. When either of those first two bones gets out of alignment for any reason, the impact can seem disproportional to the degree of physical displacement or appear unrelated to the spine at all.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
Some chiropractors deal exclusively with upper cervical pain and the care and adjustment of the upper cervical region. These aren’t the more familiar “popping” motions with which many of us are more familiar and may expect with every visit. These adjustments are far more subtle and specific, focusing on precision, and of course, they’re entirely safe.
Upper cervical adjustments may not be exciting to watch, but they can be far more effective in addressing upper cervical pain than traditional chiropractic treatment. Most importantly, the goal is to return the body to its ideal state, restoring and maintaining its health and essential functions, rather than masking its efforts to warn us of the imbalance.
Dr. Eric Santjer and the rest of the staff at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake are well-versed in the subtleties and impact of upper cervical pain and its treatment. He’s been serving the greater Chesapeake area for over thirty years and believes that treating the “whole person” is the most effective and powerful approach to long-lasting health and comfort. That’s why every patient relationship begins with a comprehensive exam and attentive discussion between you and your chiropractor about your specific circumstances and your personal goals. Treatment is driven by your specific needs.
You Don't Have To Do This Alone
The right chiropractor doesn’t claim to “cure” disease or “replace” other forms of medical care. Quality chiropractic care is about freeing up your body to heal itself more effectively, less invasively, and often more effective than other options. Whether you’re experiencing upper cervical pain or other discomforts due to an athletic injury, auto accident, scoliosis, or simply the stresses of the world in which we live, Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Chesapeake is here to help. Contact Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehab at 757.547.4325 to schedule an appointment with our Chesapeake chiropractor, Dr. Eric Santjer.