If you are suffering from neck pain, you have probably tried everything that both you and your doctor can think of in order to get some relief. However, some cases of neck pain can be stubborn. In such a case, the key to correcting neck issues may be discovering the most commonly overlooked cause of neck pain. We are going to discuss what this underlying catalyst is and how you can find genuine relief from chronic or recurrent neck pain.
The Most Overlooked Cause of Neck Pain
The most overlooked cause of neck pain is actually the simplest – a misalignment of the Atlas (C1 vertebra). How does Atlas misalignment cause neck pain? This bone is at the top of the spine and is responsible for balancing the skull. When a subluxation occurs, changes in the neck and spine below will take place in order to keep the head up right.
These changes can disturb the alignment of the rest of the neck (and spine below for that matter). Soft tissue is also affected, so muscles can become sore, and ligaments or tendons can be strained. Nerves may even be irritated which can create radiating pain, burning, numbness, or tingling. If the misalignment exists for a long period of time, it can even begin to increase the rate at which the discs between the vertebrae wear, leading to long-term issues with arthritis and degeneration in the high stress areas that develop.
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How can you correct the problem, relieve pain, and avoid ongoing issues? We would like to introduce you to upper cervical chiropractic care.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Natural Neck Pain Relief
At Upper Cervical Health Centers Boise, Dr. Blom focuses specifically on the precise position and alignment of the Atlas. Using cutting edge diagnostic imaging techniques and gentle adjustments, we measure Atlas subluxation and provide custom-fit and safe corrections for each patient.
If you are suffering from chronic or recurrent neck pain, the root of the problem may have been overlooked for years. Call us today at 208.559.0541 to schedule a consultation. We can help you fix the underlying cause of your problem so that you can get genuine relief.
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