If you suffer from neck or lower back pain, you have one of the most common conditions that chiropractors treat. Sometimes that pain even travels down the arm or leg.
Upper Cervical Care can help balance the body and reduce stress on the nervous system. This can help set the stage for the body to heal and repair; thus reducing pain and allowing patients to return to the activities they love.
Your neck and back pain could feel like a constant ache or soreness; or it could grow so intense that it incapacitates you. If your sciatic nerve becomes involved, the pain will start traveling down your leg. These conditions make simple physical activity like sitting, standing, or bending a challenge. It can force you to skip your favorite activities, especially if you enjoy time outdoors.
When the top two neck bones—known as the upper cervical spine—are injured or misaligned, that condition can have far-reaching effects on your entire spine. The neck has an intricate set of sensors that maintain not only the head’s balance and stability, but also the proper posture and alignment of the spine as a whole. As the sensors constantly monitor head position, they help the brain adjust the lower spine to keep the head upright at all times. This is how the spine works and moves as one continuous unit.
When you have an upper cervical spine injury or misalignment, your body tries to compensate for this so you can continue to function physically. The compensation may involve a slight tilt or turn of your head, a high shoulder, or an elevated hip that seems to shorten your leg. Over time, however, these compensations become chronic stressors that can cause neck pain, lower back pain, or both. If the compensations directly irritate the surrounding nerves, the pain can extend into your arm or leg.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is designed to align your head with your neck. The treatments are designed to remove the stress and irritation to your nervous system so your body can, over time, erase the postural compensations that can cause neck and lower back pain and sciatica.
Thrive Head & Spinal Care offers this precise and gentle care with no twisting, cracking, or popping of the neck. Our approach uses math, physics, and engineering principles to reduce stress on your nervous system and restore your normal position and function. We perform pre- and post-correction testing to make sure your nervous system has improved and your body can heal.
Don’t let this pain prevent you from enjoying life. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of upper cervical care in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Dutson sees you as a person, not as a condition. He has a vision to do healthcare differently… to put the ‘care’ back in healthcare. He wants to help you enjoy your life to the fullest and THRIVE. Schedule your appointment today.