When there’s a misalignment in the cervical spine’s vertebrae, this can cause a whole host of uncomfortable symptoms and issues in the body. Signs that your spine might be out of alignment include back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip or knee pain and fatigue.
When your spine is misaligned for a long time, you can experience symptoms such as chronic pain, stiff joints, decreased mobility, sciatica, bad posture and discomfort when you sit, stand, or lie down.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Further Explained
The relationship between the upper cervical spine and the brain stem is essential to the body’s ability to preserve and restore health and general well-being. Many comparisons have been made of the brain stem as the control centre that extends down an opening in the base of your skull. This area is vulnerable to injuries or irritation around the upper neck.
The brain stem works like a telephone cable, with thousands of individual wires (nerve fibres) sending signals back and forth between the brain and spinal cord to every system, organ and cell in the body. Every nerve impulse between the brain and the body must pass through the brain stem.
The nervous system is responsible for all communication within the body. It controls the immune system, emotions, vision, hearing, balance, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, muscle tension, posture, hormones and every other function. Irritation or pressure within the central nervous system can interrupt communication between the body and brain, creating a variety of health issues that can be helped with a chiropractor.
The top two vertebrae — the Atlas and Axis — are especially vulnerable to injury or misalignment because they are the most mobile segments of the spine. If neglected, an Upper Cervical misalignment can lead to irreversible spinal degeneration and chronic ill health.
At Kilian Chiropractic, we base our care on the universal law of cause and effect. For every effect or symptom (physical or mental), we believe there must be a cause.
Upper Cervical doctors focus their efforts on locating and correcting interference to the nervous system that may be the cause of your health condition. Correcting this interference can allow the body to heal itself naturally, without the use of potentially harmful drugs or surgery.