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Boonsboro Upper Cervical Chiropractic

What does an Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor do?

Upper Cervical Chiropractors restore proper alignment to the head, neck, and spine by performing a specific, precise, and gentle correction to the upper neck. Accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place, and this causes the spine to break down and lock into a stressed position. A misaligned spine frequently begins with a head or neck injury such as a motor vehicle crash, concussion, whiplash, slip or fall, sports injury, childhood injury, or other trauma to the head and neck. The most common location for this type of misalignment originates in the upper neck, otherwise known as the upper cervical spine.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care focuses on correcting misalignments in the upper neck region of your spine. This type of misalignment can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms and conditions including vertigo, Ménière’s disease, dizziness, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia,

Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, chronic neck pain, sciatica, low back pain, and many other conditions. Boonsboro Upper Cervical Chiropractic is uniquely qualified to correct upper neck misalignments to remove pressure and irritation on structures, including the brainstem and cranial nerves, effectively allowing you to restore your body’s vitality.

How often should a Cervical Chiropractor adjust your neck?

Each case of spinal misalignment is different. So, Upper Cervical Care Doctors custom design an approach based on the needs of each individual patient. Depending on the severity of your spinal misalignment and nerve interference and how quickly you respond to care will determine your need for follow-up care. You may need to return for subsequent adjustments for several weeks or even months after the initial session in order to correct and stabilize a misaligned spine. Once a misaligned spine is stabilized, it is recommended that you maintain your spinal health through visits to your Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Boonsboro much the same way that you maintain the health of your teeth by seeing your dentist.

Why do chiropractors require so many follow-up visits?

A misaligned spine may have developed over many years or even decades. Multiple visits to a chiropractic office are necessary because the bones must gradually be eased back into their natural alignment. Boonsboro chiropractors use minimal force to realign C1 and C2 bones to prevent adding trauma to an already compressed or irritated brainstem, cranial nerves, and other structures. Also, it’s worth noting that chronic pain and other debilitating conditions don’t happen overnight. Hence, the healing process can also take time.

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Neck Pain

How can I relieve pain in my neck?

There are tons of ways to address neck pain. You can start with some basic exercises to help you strengthen your neck muscles and improve blood flow to the area. There's also the use of heating pads, cool packs, and massage to reduce the pain and swelling of your neck muscles or alternative approaches like acupressure or upper cervical chiropractic care.

What is the leading cause of neck pain?

Neck pain is a common problem, and it can be caused by a variety of things. The most common reason for neck pain is an injury to the soft tissues around your neck—that affects your muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Sometimes these injuries can happen suddenly, as with an accident; other times, they're due to repetitive strain over time, like if you're constantly looking down at your phone.

Other causes of neck pain include arthritis, bulging or herniated discs (when the spinal cord pushes against the bony spinal canal), osteoarthritis (the wear-and-tear kind), and tumors.

Who can help relieve neck pain?

The most common types of doctors who treat neck pain are chiropractors and physical therapists. If you go to p physical therapists, they often use massage therapy and exercises to help strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and breathing patterns, and reduce pain levels. While a chiropractor in Boonsboro may perform adjustments on your spine in order to help relax the muscles and relieve pressure on the nerves.

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Vertigo

How can vertigo episodes disappear?

Millions of people suffer from vertigo, making it challenging to go about daily activities. However, vertigo is not a condition or an illness but a symptom of an underlying health problem. Therefore, it's necessary to have yourself checked to rule out possible causes of your dizzy spells and spinning sensations and properly address your symptoms. The Epley Maneuver and vestibular therapy are known to ease vertigo and other accompanying symptoms, but another popular remedy is Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Boonsboro.

What causes or sets off a vertigo episode?

Your dizzy spells may be due to various problems, including vestibular disorders like Meniere's and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and nervous system issues, including head trauma, spinal tumor, and stroke.

When should you worry about balance problems and vertigo episodes?

Vertigo on its own is non-life-threatening, but it does not mean it brings no danger. Watch out for red flags, including facial paralysis, numbness in the extremities, thunderclap headaches, and loss of consciousness. Call 911 or seek urgent medical attention once you spot these red flags. Vertigo also affects your balance; hence you have an increased chance of falls.

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