If you are struggling with the question, ‘is my chronic neck pain a serious condition?’ We have the answer for you! Neck pains are usually the first symptoms of serious health risks that you can develop in the future. This is because neck pains are often related to cervical spine abnormalities. As these vertebrae house the lower brainstem and spinal cord, which are the structures that transmits messages from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain, neck pains should not be ignored. These symptoms can be due to a much more serious, underlying cause. Known as Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC).
What If You Ignore Your Neck Pain?
Due to the sensitive anatomy of the cervical spinal joints, if these vertebrae are forced to tilt, shift or rotate abnormally, due to Atlas Subluxation Complex then neck pain may be the only indication at first. The neck pain that you are now experiencing is probably the first symptom of a major health risk that is about to follow.
If one of the upper two vertebrae is out of its normal position, the head will shift away from its natural center of gravity relative to the body below. This results in body imbalance, extending from head to toe. Your head will tilt to one side, and over time you will develop a low shoulder, a high hip, and a short leg, in virtually all cases your shoulder and hips will twist out of proper position as well. Chronic neck pain is an indicator that there is a problem in the upper cervical vertebrae.
If this condition is not treated, the abnormal pressure on the vertebrae can lead to degenerative changes in the areas that come under high stress due to body imbalance. Therefore, even if you try taking medications such as painkillers to minimize the severity of the pain, the underlying cause has to be corrected and if it is not corrected the problem will only get worse over time.
Restricted Brain Messages
Your neck pain can also be a symptom of a much more serious condition due to the misalignment of the upper vertebrae. The abnormal position of the vertebrae can lead to distortion or constriction of the pathway for nerves and blood vessels that lead to and from the brain. This hampers the proper transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain. Beginning with neck pain, the blockage of this pathway can interfere with the messages from the brain to the most important organs of the body, causing them to malfunction and not work correctly.
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Heal Yourself The Natural Way
The increasing reliance on complex medical procedures that have a high failure rate like spinal surgeries has made people lose their trust in medicine. What we need to understand is that the human body is a collection of living cells all working together; therefore, it possesses a phenomenal ability to heal and regulate itself. However, for this to occur you cannot violate the principles of health. A properly functioning nervous system is the keystone to health. This is the foundation on which all other principles of health are built. Everyone should have their nervous system evaluated by a competent Upper Cervical Chiropractor to make sure this mind and body interaction if fully functional.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for neck pain depends on precision in this non-invasive procedure. It works to correct the misalignment of the upper most vertebrae of the spine that gives you relief from your neck pain as the body begins to first right itself and then heal itself.
Are You Looking For Neck Pain Relief In Boise Idaho?
Many patients that suffer with mysterious conditions complain that their family and general practitioners misunderstand them. Now, if you are reading this you are in the right place and you have our sympathies. We possess the expertise to give you the best natural treatment available!
Dr. Grayson Blom works with a nationwide group of Doctors expertly trained and specializing in the Upper Cervical procedure. We are dedicated to helping patients just like you who suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, back pain and other spinal related conditions.
To schedule an appointment give us a call at (208) 559-0541 or you can click the link below to schedule an appointment.
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