Upper cervical chiropractic is form of chiropractic that must be understood before you understand what it can and cannot do for you. We have stated several times elsewhere on this site what this discipline of chiropractic is and the area of your body it affects. Here is a quick reminder and then we shall answer the question.
What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?
Upper cervical chiropractic relates to chiropractic that focuses on the top two vertebrae of your spine. These vertebrae are at the top of your neck, just as the spinal cord enters the brain stem. The spinal cord at that point controls every activity of your body past the brain.
A misalignment of these two vertebrae can place pressure on the spinal cord – the thick bundle of nerve tissue that branches out as it passes down your spine to control every function from your heartbeat, breathing, digestion and every muscle right down to the end of your toes and even the growing of your toenails.
Cervical Vertebrae Misalignment and Migraine
A misalignment of these two vertebrae can also affect your brain stem. This is turn can cause severe headaches – particularly migraine headaches. The doctors working with Upper Chiropractic of Georgia have received comprehensive training in the way the brain stem and upper cervical spine work together. They have the most up-to-date equipment to help them give you the best treatment and correct any misalignment of the upper cervical area of your spine.
Upper cervical adjustment can correct a spinal misalignment and enable your brain stem and nervous system to return to their correct state. We deal with the cause of the problem at source, and do not only treat the symptoms that may provide temporary relief – but only that.
Seizures can be caused by irregular signals being sent to the brain from the brain stem. Ultimately, this irregularity can take the form of a mass of signals being sent to the brain all at once, triggering an effect known as an “electrical storm.” This can develop into seizures. You need an upper cervical chiropractor to determine whether or not this is due to a problem chiropractic can solve.
Your brain is responsible for controlling and coordinating how you sleep. If you are unable to sleep, or suffer sleep disturbances during the night, then this could be due to a misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae.
Upper cervical chiropractic can often get amazing results with such cases. Clinical trials have record excellent results with some people suffering from this type of condition. It is not always effective, but often works when other treatments have failed.
Ear problems and Chiropractic
Upper cervical chiropractic is often successful in treating ear problems. If the Eustachian tube, between the ear and the back of the throat, fails to clear and gets even partially blocked, it can be subject to bacterial attack. This can lead to chronic infections of the inner ear and severe earache. The function of the Eustachian tube is balance the air pressure between the outside and inside the inner ear space.
Upper cervical adjustments can open the Eustachian tube and allow it to drain out. The way that upper cervical chiropractors treat such conditions is to correct misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae. Once these two vertebrae are aligned correctly, the body heals itself.
The above conditions are just four of those that can cause a great amount of distress, yet they are easily treated. There are many more that are caused by the upper vertebrae of the spine becoming misaligned. Upper cervical chiropractic can help resolve many such medical conditions. That is why it is a recognized method of treatment for a variety of health conditions and are successful when others fail.
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