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What is Upper Cervical Care?

Upper Cervical Problems Cause More than Neck Pain

Spinal problems relating to your upper cervical spine can be a real pain in the neck-literally. While the word "spine" may conjure up images of your back, you must keep in mind that your neck is part of your spine too. The upper cervical spine is vulnerable to the same kinds of subluxations (vertebral misalignments), nerve impingement and soft tissue strain as the other parts of your spine. Fortunately, a chiropractor can intervene if you are troubled by an upper cervical issue, and here at Whitehead Chiropractic in Austin we have helped to soothe many a pain in the neck (and elsewhere).

The cervical spine consists of the C1 through C7 vertebrae extending from the base of your skull to the base of your neck. These bones must support the weight of your head at all times. If a misalignment or compression occurs within the upper cervical spine, it can impinge nerves and interfere with soft tissue function elsewhere in the body, causing migraine and other headache issues, numbness from sciatica, and even ADHD symptoms. Our own Dr. Whitehead experienced carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis due to a misalignment in her upper cervical vertebrae. She found relief via Upper Cervical Care -- and so can you.

Upper Cervical Care from an Austin Chiropractor

Upper Cervical Care, also known as chiropractic orthospinology, is a specific technique focusing on misalignments of the first two cervical vertebrae, C1 ("atlas") and C2 (axis"). With the aid of a special instrument called an Orthospinology Percussion Adjusting Instrument, we apply gentle pressure to this region while you are seated comfortably or lying on a table -- we do not rotate or "crack" your neck at all. Our minute adjustments correct the normal flow of nerve signals, relaxing your body and allowing it to return to its normal functionality. If you are looking for a gentle, non-invasive, extraordinarily effective means of addressing a nagging ailment, Upper Cervical Care could well be the solution.

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