Our bodies are truly incredible, complex living systems. The nervous system is happiest when the brain and the rest of our body can communicate smoothly. But sometimes, due to stress and past injuries, structural changes can occur in the spine that affect you in a negative way. Because the upper neck area is particularly complicated structurally and functionally, it can cause your brain and nervous system to miscommunicate and malfunction.
The structural misalignment in the upper neck can cause a wide variety of neurological health problems in different parts of the body. Due to the complexity of this joint, it requires extra careful attention and analysis to correct and restore your health and make sure your nerves are functioning properly.
Have you had any history of an injury to the head and neck area?
A car accident or a sports injury can be one of the many things that cause the atlas (c-1) spine to misalign. As the head moves off the center, the entire spinal structure twists including the pelvis.
Are you experiencing one-sided weakness and neurological issues?
Head and neck misalignment stresses the nervous system, causing muscular imbalance. One side of the posture muscle that runs along the spine pulls harder than the other half. This type of body imbalance translates into pain in different regions of the body.
NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) has developed a precise method to assess structural misalignment in the head and neck spine. With NUCCA analysis, we can correct misalignment using gentle adjustments that don’t involve manipulating the neck forcefully. When we achieve proper alignment in the upper neck, known as the Atlas subluxation, it restores the entire spine to a balanced and relaxed position.
The NUCCA chiropractic care is known for its gentle and effective approach in reducing structural misalignments in the head and neck spine. It requires specific analysis and correction to restore your health and posture.