Many people out there may be completely unaware of the incredible health benefits of seeing an Upper Cervical Chiropractor. But, the truth is that Upper Cervical Care can help with a wide variety of conditions and ailments as well as provide your body with the ability to heal from within as intended. For a list of Hidden Benefits of Upper Cervical Care click the link below to find out more. But to start with, we’re going to cover 4 of the best reasons to see an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?
Upper Cervical Care is a form of Chiropractic that involves a series of non-invasive adjustments designed to address and treat what is known as vertebral subluxation. This occurs when there is a misalignment of the Atlas (C1 vertebra), which is the first vertebrae in the spinal column. Accidents, injuries, and even the stress of daily living can cause the Atlas bone to be knocked out of place. That’s because, unlike the other vertebrae in the spine, the Atlas bone is not connected to a disc; only a few ligaments hold it in place. This feature allows your head and neck a full range of motion, but since it’s not fused to any discs, the Atlas is the most susceptible to becoming misaligned.
What are the Symptoms of a Subluxation?
A subluxation in the upper cervical area can have a cascade effect on your overall health leading to a laundry list of symptoms and conditions including but not limited to:
- Bone spurs
- Bulging discs
- Chronic Pain
- Dizziness & Vertigo
- Disruption of the Central Nervous System
- Headaches or Migraines
- High blood pressure
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Nerve Interference
- Numbness in the arms, legs, or feet
4 Reasons to See An Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Without a doubt, people with back pain, neck pain, and headaches tend to seek Chiropractors as a standard solution to pain management. But, Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can benefit your body whether you have back pain or not. So what are the top 4 reasons to see an Upper Cervical Chiropractor even if you aren’t having pain?
#1 A Holistic Approach
Holistic care differs from traditional medicine in that it focuses on looking at patients as a whole person rather than narrowing the focus to a particular part of the body or a set of symptoms. This holistic approach is one of the key reasons to seek out Upper Cervical Chiropractic care as it aims to treat the patient as a whole, addressing the root cause of pain rather than simply chasing, treating, or medicating symptoms.
#2 Personalized Adjustments
The personalized nature of Upper Cervical Care is another one of the advantages of being treated by an Upper Cervical Chiropractor. Before any treatment, or adjustment begins, your Upper Cervical Chiropractor will take a scan to determine if an adjustment is needed. No two patients receive the same adjustment because each treatment is based specifically on your unique upper cervical misalignment.
#3 Gentle and Non-Invasive Treatment
Many people associate Chiropractors with cracks and pops and sudden uncomfortable adjustments, but the upper cervical approach is nothing like this. Upper cervical procedures are gentle and subtle. You won’t be surprised by any sudden twisting or other movements. As you lie on the adjustment table, you won’t have to worry about experiencing pain or discomfort during your treatment.
#4 Avoid Harmful Drugs and Their Side Effects
Every year, approximately 4.5 million Americans visit their doctor’s office or the emergency room because of adverse prescription drug side effects. With Upper Cervical Care, you won’t be given potentially harmful medications to treat symptoms. Instead, you will find a gentle non-invasive approach to treating the root of your ailment naturally.
At Atlas Specific Upper Cervical Care, we want you to feel your best, and live a healthier, happier life. We specialize in gentle holistic care for patients of every age in the Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, and Four Corners regions. If you’ve never been to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor before, why not take the first step to a healthier you? Contact us today by dropping by our office at 1800 E 3rd Ave #108, in Durango, giving us a call at 970 – 259 – 6803, or clicking the link below to schedule a free consultation.
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