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​Chronic Neck Pain: Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help

If you suffer from neck pain, you’re probably familiar with its symptoms: stiffness of the neck, pain at the side of your head, numbness, muscle spasms, headaches, etc.

Symptoms can last for 30 minutes to 2 weeks. Persistent neck pain can make it difficult for sufferers to function at home and at work. Neck pain is said to be chronic when it has lasted for weeks.

Chronic neck pain is often caused by neck trauma sustained during the automobile or domestic accidents, sports-related injuries, repetitive bad postures, illnesses, etc.

How Your Neck Affects Upper Cervical Health

The neck plays some very important functions in the body. It is made up of two small bones called the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These neck vertebrae support the head and allow it to twist and turn in different directions.

The neck vertebrae also connect the skull (which houses the brain) with the rest of the body.

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help

The small delicate bones in the neck are constantly in motion as they help the head and neck to move seamlessly in all directions.

Unfortunately, these small bones are susceptible to misalignments when they come under pressure from inside or outside forces.

When the vertebrae of the upper spine are misaligned, it affects the surrounding areas resulting in nervous system disorders which can manifest as neck pain. Unless the misalignment is addressed, the neck pain will persist.

This is where an upper cervical chiropractor comes in. As an expert in the health of the upper neck region, an upper cervical chiropractor conducts diagnostic tests. Digital x-rays and thermal imaging devices are often used to examine your upper cervical region to check for misalignments. 

If an injury or misalignment is diagnosed, the specific chiropractor will administer a chiropractic adjustment and other kinds of care. This will correct any upper cervical injuries and restore function to the central nervous system.

There will be less pressure on your spine. The affected nerves and vessels in your body will regain their functions. This will prevent irritation in the brainstem and the spine. This will also stop the pain in your neck.

Upper cervical care addresses the root cause of the neck pain. It doesn’t provide temporary relief by dealing with the symptoms. 

If you’ve been suffering from chronic neck pain, call us. We can help you find long-lasting relief.

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For the past six years, Dr. Addison Bulosan has provided excellent chiropractic care for sufferers of chronic migraines and other travel-related illnesses. For more information contact Dr. Addison Bulosan at 2959 Umi Street Suite 202 Lihue HI 96766. Phone: 808-369-9733. Please forward all email inquiries to addison@thespecific.com. To schedule a free 15-minute consultation, visit kauai.thespecific.com/schedule.

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