Upper cervical adjustment is a gentle, precise, and safe adjustment that can provide relief for many conditions. A corrective procedure, upper cervical chiropractic adjustment helps to ensure that brain messages are uninterrupted. The nerves in all body parts are recipients of those brain missives, but even minute changes in the spine position can result in mild to severe pain.
With no need for invasive surgery or prescription medications, you could get relief for the following seven conditions with upper cervical adjustment by St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Beth Bagley.
Misalignment in the upper cervical area can create problems in muscles that support your back. Upper cervical adjustments can help, whether the misalignment is caused by poor posture, an injury such as whiplash, a fall, craning the neck repeatedly to check phones and other mobile devices, or sleeping in odd positions.
2. Neck Pain
Pain in the neck area is one of the most common symptoms of upper cervical pain, and sometimes the condition prevents normal neck movement. Oftentimes, neck pain comes with other issues, including jaw pain, headache, earache, and shoulder pain. Upper cervical chiropractic care has been proven to reverse neck pain.
3. Migraines and Headaches
Upper cervical adjustment can provide relief from migraines and headaches. There are many different causes of headaches, including poor posture, stress, weather changes, tension, caffeine withdrawal symptoms, hunger, and lack of sleep. If your headaches and/or migraines are caused by posture, upper cervical subluxations, tension, or stress, cervical chiropractic care can provide needed relief.
4. TMJ Disorders
Your temporomandibular joint is commonly referred to as TMJ. The TMJ, which connects your skull to your jaw, is the body’s most used joint. The TMJ is in use when you talk, chew, yawn, and smile. TMJ disorders, also known as TMD, are caused by teeth grinding, jaw or head injury, teeth clenching, chronic stress, a misaligned bite, and muscle spasm. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for TMD.
Persistent fatigue is the chief symptom of fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder of the muscles and bones. What is happening when a person is suffering from fibromyalgia is that their brain is receiving pain signals through the brain stem when no pain actually exists. These faulty signals can be corrected by spinal readjustments. Upper cervical adjustment is known to provide relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
6. Muscle Weakness and Fatigue
One of the causes of muscle weakness is nerve impingement, which disrupts the ability of the muscle to receive and respond to instructions from the brain. In addition, chronic fatigue syndrome can block normal muscle function. The functionality of the muscles can be restored with musculoskeletal manipulation from your St. Louis chiropractor, even if you are a stroke patient. Many chiropractors will demonstrate to their patients the immediate benefits they receive from chiropractic care by conducting a before-and-after strength test.
7. High Blood Pressure
In the U.S., approximately 1 out of 2 adults has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in such complications as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, aneurysm, and dementia. According to multiple studies, chiropractic care can often lower blood pressure in hypertensive adults.
Visit Precision Chiropractic’s Dr. Bagley for Upper Cervical Adjustment
Upper cervical chiropractic care from trusted St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Elizabeth Bagley can provide relief for each of the symptoms listed above and more. With the benefits of upper cervical adjustment, many Precision Chiropractic patients have been able to avoid invasive surgeries and the need to take prescription medications. Get the relief you need by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bagley. Call (314) 596-4070 today.