Upper cervical pain sounds like a serious condition, and that’s because it is. The onset of upper cervical pain can be a signal that things are not right in your body. Often, when people begin to experience neck pain, they either ignore it or try to explain it away with reasons such as, “I just slept wrong,” or, “I’m stressed out.” At Carolina Chiropractic Wellness Group Inc., serving Hickory, NC, we want to help you get to the bottom of your pain issues. No more excuses. Keep reading to learn more about upper cervical pain and how we can help.
What Causes Upper Cervical Pain?
The upper cervical spine is the uppermost portion of the spine which supports the skull. This part of the spine has a wide range of motion. Along with this wide range of motion also comes large risk. The more a body part can move, the greater chance of that body part becoming injured.
Vertebral displacement can happen in many ways. Sudden jarring movement is one of the most common. This is what we see during a car wreck resulting in whiplash. Car wrecks are not the only way displacement is caused, though. Sports, falls, or other types of accidents can also cause displacement and pain. These types of injuries will result in pain and stiffness of the neck.
Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractic care always seeks to get to the root of your pain issues. This differs greatly from main stream medicine which seeks to only treat the symptoms. Because upper cervical pain is often caused by displacement and misalignment of the spine, chiropractic adjustments are very beneficial.
When you visit our chiropractor, you and your injury will be evaluated. When our chiropractor has made a diagnosis for your specific condition, a customized treatment plan will be created for you.
What Types of Treatment Will Be Used?
In most cases, we will begin with chiropractic adjustment. This will help to bring vertebrae back into alignment. Massage therapy may also be incorporated in order to loosen and relax the muscles and tendons surrounding the upper cervical spine.
If you would like to learn more about our services, please call our office today at Carolina Chiropractic Wellness Group Inc. serving Hickory, NC. Our number is (828) 322-4787.