Treatment for Upper Cervical Pain at Clayton Chiropractic
Do you suffer from aches and pains that you simply can't understand? Many problems afflicting various parts of the body may trace their origins to one specific place -- the top of the cervical spine. If you're one of the many individuals struggling with upper cervical pain, you'll be delighted to know that you can get rid of that pain without undergoing surgery or drug therapy. That's because our chiropractor at Clayton Chiropractic can perform upper cervical adjustments to correct those small but telling imbalances that are making your life miserable.
Problems Affecting the Upper Cervical Spine
The upper cervical spine is the point at which the head attaches to the neck. More specifically, the skull rests upon the top two vertebrae of the cervical spine. These C1 and C2 vertebrae are also known as the Atlas and the axis. While this might seem obvious enough, a misalignment in this area may be anything but apparent -- until the symptoms set in.
Even a slight deviation from perfect symmetry between the skull and the upper cervical spine can produce some serious discomfort. The muscles of the neck may undergo constant, chronic strain as they do their best to compensate for the weight imbalance. This strain can cause not only neck pain but chronic shoulder pain and tension headaches as well. In fact, an imbalance at the top of the spinal column can throw the entire rest of your body of-center, potentially causing aches and pains from head to toe. At the same time, a misalignment that pushes against the cervical nerve roots can send pain, numbness or tingling sensations down your hands or arms.
Precise Cervical Adjustments From Our Clayton Chiropractor
Our Clayton chiropractor, Dr. Karel Lloyd, can identify a misalignment, no matter how tiny, at the upper cervical level. We will X-rays your cervical spinal column, check your symptoms, and ask you whether you've endured any recent accidents or other injuries that affected your neck. (Your misalignment may be due to chronic degenerative issues, or it may even be congenital.) We can then fix the problem by making small, gentle, precise upper cervical adjustments. If your neck muscles have been subjected to chronic pain and inflammation, we may also prescribe Rock taping to ease the pain and help those tissues heal.
Get Relief From Your Upper Cervical Pain
If you're looking for the highest standard of all-natural relief from upper cervical pain, why not start at the top -- Clayton Chiropractic? Call our chiropractic office today at (919) 514-1258 and schedule an initial evaluation. We know how to provide the treatment you need!